CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - A handful of lawmakers from all across America are trying to move the 2017 NBA All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of House Bill 2.
U.S. senators from Illinois, New Jersey, Vermont, Wisconsin, Washington, and Oregon wrote a letter to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.
The senators said they don't have anything against the people of Charlotte, but they cannot stand by as North Carolina moves to legalize what they believe is discrimination against the transgender community.
The game is still scheduled to be held in Charlotte.
But it's future has been cloudy since Governor McCrory signed the bill.
Silver said he doesn't know what impact the bill will have on the league's ability to successfuly host the event.
NCGOP Executive Director Dallas Woodhouse Statement:
“Yesterday, Governor McCrory called for changes to be made to HB2 to address the concerns of North Carolinians. North Carolina is proud to host the 2017 NBA All-Star game and be home to the Charlotte Hornets – an organization with rich history in the state. What these Senators fail to recognize is that the NBA has a dozen teams in states that have similar levels of non-discrimination protections as North Carolina. Are they going to ask the NBA to move those teams as well?”