The NCAA believes it is a good idea to let men into women’s bathrooms. They think it’s so important that they’re threatening the state of North Carolina. The NCAA has reportedly said if North Carolina refuses to let mentally ill transgender people use their bathroom of choice, that they are going to not allow the state to host NCAA championship events. The ban would last until the year 2022.
North Carolina was issued an ultimatum with only 48 hours to undo common sense legislation that have kept women safe in bathrooms. The state keeping men and women’s bathrooms exclusive to the gender of those using them has been estimated to be costing them $3.76 billion dollars over a dozen years.
What does North Carolina have to do to appease the NCAA? They must repeal HB2, a bill also known as the, “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act,” and officially called, “An Act to Provide for Single-sex Multiple Occupancy Bathroom and Changing Facilities in Schools and Public Agencies and to Create Statewide Consistency in Regulation of Employment and Public Accommodations.” The bill keeps bathrooms that are multiple occupancy designated to a single sex, or what conservatives like to call, “common sense.”
As reported by the Daily Wire, “The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh) and the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance (GRSA) issued the following statement:
“We are encouraged by the bipartisan efforts underway in the state legislature to find a solution. That being said, we will not endorse any one bill; we simply seek a swift compromise that will allow us to begin to repair the reputation of our region and state and get back to selling and marketing Raleigh as the thriving Southern capital city that it is, one shaped by the passionate minds of its inclusive and welcoming residents.
We don’t know how the NCAA or other organizations will view specific proposed legislation to repeal and/or replace HB2. Therefore we will not attempt to speak on their behalf or on behalf of any other clients/groups that have expressed concern over holding events in Raleigh and Wake County.”
The clock is ticking and it appears that North Carolina hasn’t made any decisions yet. Will the state continue to stick up for their principles, or give in to the attack from the NCAA? The world will know in less than 24 hours.