Look: The NCAA Just Made Their Thoughts About North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law Loud and Clear

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Look: The NCAA Just Made Their Thoughts About North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law Loud and Clear

Are they following the NBA's lead?

Published September 13, 2016

The NBA made a strong stand against North Carolina's anti-LGBT law in July by removing the 2017 All-Star Weekend from the state.

Now the NCAA has followed its lead with a powerful stance of its own.

On Monday, the NCAA announced that its pulling seven championship events from North Carolina in response to the state's controversial HB2 bill, which was signed into law earlier this year and eliminates anti-discrimination protections for the LGBT community.

While the seven events include sports such as baseball, soccer, tennis and lacrosse, none of the pulled sports will hurt the state more than basketball in what would have been the midst of 2017 March Madness.

In an accompanying statement, as reported by NBC News, the NCAA wrote: "Based on the NCAA's commitment to fairness and inclusion, the Association will relocate all seven previously awarded championship events from North Carolina during the 2016-17 academic year."

Here's a look at all of the sporting events that the NCAA will pull out of North Carolina and relocate to another state and venue.

This comes nearly two months after the NBA announced that it was pulling its 2017 All-Star Weekend from North Carolina before settling on New Orleans as the relocated destination in February.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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