The HB2 bill of North Carolina has made international headlines and its now impacting money for the state of NC. While the bill as a whole is problematic, protests have been formed over the lack of protection for the LGBTQ community.
The Bathroom Bill, as it is affectionately called, is now forcing transgenders to use the bathroom of sex based on their gender identity via their birth certificate. As you probably already know, that can cause more problems than needed and also very small-minded. While it seems NC politicians are scared to use the restroom, stars from across the board has decided to stand behind the LGBTQ community until the bill is changed.
NBA Commissioner, Adam Silver, is one of those who refuse to do business with the state of NC and will remove the All Star game if there isn’t a change. Charlotte Hornets owner, Michael Jordan, has decided to speak up against the bill and its prejudice.
“As my organization has stated previously, the Charlotte Hornets and Hornets Sports & Entertainment are opposed to discrimination in any form, and we have always sought to provide an inclusive environment.” He continued, “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.”
Time Warner Arena is actually one of the friendliest and energized place to watch an NBA game. The workers there are beyond helpful. It looks like Jordan is doing what he can to ensure the All Star game stays in NC, but is he enough?