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Sports group pleads with legislators to get HB2 off books

Tuesday, February 7, 2017  
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orth Carolina could lose out on NCAA championship events for another five years if the state soon doesn't take off the books a law limiting LGBT rights, a spokesman for a statewide sports development association said Monday.

The North Carolina Sports Association, in a letter to the legislature, urged lawmakers to address House Bill 2 or "our state's sports tourism industry will suffer crushing, long-term losses and will essentially close its doors to NCAA business."

"Our window to act is closing rapidly," Scott Dupree, executive director of the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance, wrote on behalf of the association, which covers 27 counties in the state. Read more from The Charlotte Observer  

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