Michael Jordan: Charlotte Hornets opposes North Carolina's anti-gay law

Wed. April 27, 2016 10:30 AM by OnTopMag.com

Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan said Tuesday that his team opposes any form of discrimination.

In a statement given to The Charlotte Observer in response to a request for an interview regarding North Carolina's House Bill 2, which blocks cities from enacting LGBT protections and prohibits transgender people in public buildings from using the bathroom they identify with, Jordan reiterated the league's position.

"As my organization has stated previously, the Charlotte Hornets and Hornets Sports & Entertainment are opposed to discrimination in any form, and we have always sought to provide an inclusive environment," Jordan said.

"As has been the case since the building opened, we will continue to ensure that all fans, players and employees feel welcome while at work or attending NBA games and events at Time Warner Cable Arena," he added.

House Bill 2 effectively nullified Charlotte's LGBT protections. The NBA has threatened to move next year's All-Star Game, scheduled to take place in Time Warner Cable Arena and other venues across Charlotte, over the law.

(Related: NBA's Adam Silver says North Carolina risks losing All-Star Game over anti-gay law.)

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