North Carolina’s deal to undo its “bathroom bill” is receiving a mixture of complaints and applause.
The Atlantic Coast Conference announced Friday that it’s ready to start considering North Carolina again for future neutral-site championships, and some business leaders are praising the deal.
But others remain doubtful, arguing that the “reset” under House Bill 142 is not a true repeal, and still exposes gay and transgender people to discrimination.
The ACC’s announcement that the state “will again be considered for hosting” championships reopens the door to events that can pump tens of millions of dollars into the economy of any state that lands them. This December’s football championship, which the ACC had threatened to pull from Charlotte if HB2 remained on the books, typically brings in more than $30 million.
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