North Carolina’s controversial HB2 law has gained much attention recently due to its sensitive regulations, which will force citizens to use restrooms that correspond with their birth gender. The issue has gained controversial attention because of how it discriminates against the LGBT community, and raises the question of how people will be identified when walking into public bathrooms.
Adam Silver and the NBA have both already made statements about the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, which is scheduled to take place in North Carolina. The league has a particular stance on equality and gender rights, and has threatened to find another location to play the game.
Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, an alumnus of the University of North Carolina, issued a statement about the ongoing issue, saying that he and his organization “are opposed to discrimination in any form” and have “always sought to provide an inclusive environment.”
“As has been the case since the building opened, we will continue to ensure that all fans, players and employees feel welcome while at work or attending NBA games and events at Time Warner Cable Arena,” Jordan said in the statement, following up on Silver’s statement on how this was “problematic.”
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