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On September 12 the NCAA Board of Governors made the decision that was absolutely absurd. This is a sports division, or a “sports authority” getting involved in politics, and they’re coming on the wrong side of the issue. They are now boycotting the entire state of North Carolina.
Mat Staver: Matt, the President of the NCAA, on behalf of the Board of Directors, has released an announcement that they are boycotting North Carolina because of North Carolina’s law, which, frankly, is similar to other states. And that is this: your non-discrimination categories have to come from the state. You cannot modify those at the local level.
And there’s good reason for that, from a policy standpoint because otherwise you’d have a patchwork of laws that conflict. And if you are an employer with multiple offices in that state and you have a business location in a county and one in several of the cities in that county, you have all these conflicting laws that you have to deal with. It is a statewide issue. If you have an issue, you focus on the state…
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