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NBA All-Star Championship returning to Charlotte in 2019

Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal that not everyone is happy about news of the All-Star game.

“The NBA’s decision to return to North Carolina while anti-LGBT laws remain on the books is troubling,” Hudson Taylor, executive director of Athlete Ally, said in an email to Carolina Journal. “We’re hopeful the NBA and its partners will use this opportunity to invest in the safety and well-being of the LGBT athletes, coaches, fans, officials, and administrators that continue to operate in a state that discriminates against them daily.”

Additionally, 57,000 people have signed a CREDO Action petition calling for Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott not to send student athletes to North Carolina until non-discrimination laws satisfying the LGBT community’s concerns are in effect statewide.

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Donna came to the John Locke Foundation in January 2003 after freelance writing for Carolina Journal and contributing to projects for the North Carolina Education Alliance. He...

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