NCAA to survey potential host cities on discrimination laws


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – The NCAA is sending a questionnaire about potential discrimination laws to organizers in cities that will be or are hoping to host sanctioned college sporting events.

The NCAA board of governors’ decision comes a day after the NBA announced it would pull its All-Star game from Charlotte, North Carolina, because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

NCAA leaders had expressed opposition to the law known as HB2 since it was enacted in March. The association’s announcement Friday comes less than a month after state legislators revisited the law and chose to leave it largely unchanged.

The NCAA said in a statement the new requirement will be for sites hosting or bidding on events in all divisions.

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