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After loss of ACC and NCAA, Governor and House Speaker stand by HB2, Dems seek special session for full repeal

Here’s what North Carolina politicians are saying about House Bill 2 after Wednesday’s news that the ACC would pull ten championship games from the state due to the discriminatory legislation:

Governor Pat McCrory:

“The issue of redefining gender and basic norms of privacy will be resolved in the near future in the United States court system for not only North Carolina, but the entire nation. I strongly encourage all public and private institutions to both respect and allow our nation’s judicial system to proceed without economic threats or political retaliation toward the 22 states that are currently challenging government overreach.”

For the record, this was the governor’s statement after the NCAA announced its plans to pull seven championship games that had been scheduled to be played here:

“The issue of redefining gender and basic norms of privacy will be resolved in the near future in the United States court system for not only North Carolina, but the entire nation. I strongly encourage all public and private institutions to both respect and allow our nation’s judicial system to proceed without economic threats or political retaliation toward the 22 states that are currently challenging government overreach. Sadly, the NCAA, a multi-billion dollar, tax-exempt monopoly, failed to show this respect at the expense of our student athletes and hard-working men and women.”

House Speaker Tim Moore:

Mecklenburg County Senator Jeff Jackson:

Wake County Rep. Grier Martin:

Mecklenburg County Rep. Tricia Cotham:

Wake County Rep. Darren Jackson:

Deborah Ross, Democratic nominee for US Senate:

“What has been evident to North Carolinians before, became crystal clear this week: HB2 is contrary to our values, bad for business, and it has hurt our state’s good name. The decisions of first the NCAA and today the ACC are exactly what happens when people who are supposed to stand up for our people and our state refuse to show leadership.”

New Hanover County Rep. Susi Hamilton:

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