NBA Tests Power To Effect Change With All-Star Game Move
By Zachary Zagger (July 25, 2016, 6:12 PM EDT) -- The NBA took the bold move of relocating the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, North Carolina, citing the state's controversial new law preventing transgender people from choosing the bathroom of their choice, in what some attorneys said could test the power of a sports league to effect social change.
Following the passage of the controversial H.B. 2 in March just hours a after it was introduced in a special session, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver indicated that the league would pull the All-Star Game if the law was not changed. The controversial law prevents municipalities from enacting anti-discrimination measures and forces individuals to...
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