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Wed Sep 14, 2016, 05:15 PM

ACC moving neutral-site championship games out of North Carolina due to HB2

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Source: ESPN

The ACC announced Wednesday that it is moving all neutral-site conference championship games out of the state of North Carolina as a result of the state's controversial House Bill 2 law that limits the legal protection of the LGBT community.

The ACC Council of Presidents issued a statement Wednesday saying its decision "reaffirmed our collective commitment to uphold the values of equality, diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination."

"Every one of our 15 universities is strongly committed to these values and therefore, we will continue to host ACC Championships at campus sites," the statement said. "We believe North Carolina House Bill 2 is inconsistent with these values, and as a result, we will relocate all neutral site championships for the 2016-17 academic year."

This means the upcoming ACC football championship game set for Charlotte on Dec. 3 will no longer be played there. Conference commissioner John Swofford said in a statement that a new location will be announced at a later date.

Read more: http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/17547270/acc-moving-neutral-site-championship-games-



This is different from the NCAA announcement yesterday. The ACC is based in North Carolina, and has 4 member schools located in North Carolina. Duke, UNC, NC State, and Wake Forest, collectively known as Tobacco Road.

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Coolest Ranger Sep 2016 #1
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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 05:37 PM

1. Yet our douche of a Governor

is all over television saying that its there fault that they need to make it so everyone can use the same bathroom.

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Wed Sep 14, 2016, 05:38 PM

2. This stupid bill is costing NC quite a bit to defend.

Wonder when it's citizens will demand and end to it.

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Wed Sep 14, 2016, 05:42 PM

3. Glad to see they are really doing something...

money talks.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Sep 14, 2016, 06:05 PM

4. Wow,

that's quick action on the part of the ACC. I read yesterday where they said they were going to discuss it to see what they would do. Discussions didn't appear to take too long. Well done, ACC!

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