NBA: Allow Men in Women's Restrooms or Else No All-Star Game

FILE - In this June 23, 2015, file photo, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, left, and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan, right, pose for a photo during a news conference to announce Charlotte, N.C., as the site of the 2017 NBA All-Star basketball game. Silver said Thursday, April 21, 2016, he believes the league has made it "crystal clear" that a change in a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people is necessary to stage the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, though is resisting setting a deadline for a decision. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File

NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Adam Silver believes the NBA has been “crystal clear” that the 2017 All-Star Game only stays in Charlotte if a North Carolina law goes.

Political and business leaders he’s spoken with in the state believe it will, so he’s holding off for now on setting any deadlines for when the NBA might act.

Silver said last week that the law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people was “problematic” for the league, but he believed dialogue was more useful than ultimatums at this point, so has continued discussions with North Carolina officials.

“The sense was that if the NBA could give us some time, they in the community of North Carolina were optimistic they would see a change in the law. They weren’t guaranteeing it and I think which was why my response was the event still is 10 months from now, we don’t need to make a decision yet,” Silver said Thursday during a meeting of Associated Press Sports Editors.

“We’ve been, I think, crystal clear that we believe a change in the law is necessary for us to play in the kind of environment that we think is appropriate for a celebratory NBA event, but that we did have some time and that if the view of the people who were allied with us in terms of a change, if their view, the people on the ground in North Carolina, was that the situation would best be served by us not setting a deadline, we would not set a deadline at this time.”

The North Carolina law directs transgender people to use public toilets corresponding to the sex listed on their birth certificate. The law also excludes LGBT people from state anti-discrimination protections, blocks local governments from expanding LGBT protections, and bars all types of workplace discrimination lawsuits from state courts.

Several entertainment acts have already canceled plans for North Carolina but Silver said last week he didn’t think a warning that the NBA could pull the All-Star weekend out would send the proper message, particularly because the league still has the Charlotte Hornets, owned by Michael Jordan, playing there. The Hornets host playoff games this weekend.

All-Star weekend is scheduled for February. Silver said there is no urgency to make a decision because the league could very easily find out which arenas would take on the event if necessary.

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Maybe they should just provide a room full of portable toilets, but I guess they would all have to be random colors with a equal number of right and left hand opening doors, wheel chair accessible, and of course with a wide variety of toilet tissue.

 

This is just another ripple in the pond that happens when you open that door that was opened when marriage was redefined by the courts to accommodate for Gay Marriages.  Anymore we are a society where the majority has to accommodate the minorities and fringe sections of society. 

I'm sure there are some confused folks out there as to what restroom they need to go to but you also know there will be those who seize the opportunity to take advantage of the situation.  The thing that would have been (my own opinion mind you) more rational would have been for the school to have made some special accommodation for the student in question to possibly use a single stall restroom rather than force every student to have to contend with people who may not decide they want to go to the restroom assigned to their particular body plumbing.  Frankly I would think it would set the particular student involved up for far more ridiculing and abuse then they would have ever received in the first place.

I am not familiar with the case that started all this, in the first place, but sounds like to me that this was more an issue brought to light by some parent rather than the student themselves.  I pity the kids and the future that they will inherit.  Then again with the way society is and has become some could say that school is preparing them for the world they will soon face ahead of them. 

Kind of crazy it seems to me.  All this new talk about defining rape and taking extraordinary measures to protect from rape in colleges yet making moves like this which, to me, seems to foster an atmosphere where rape is far more possible and probable then ever before.

gbrk posted:

This is just another ripple in the pond that happens when you open that door that was opened when marriage was redefined by the courts to accommodate for Gay Marriages.  Anymore we are a society where the majority has to accommodate the minorities and fringe sections of society. 

I'm sure there are some confused folks out there as to what restroom they need to go to but you also know there will be those who seize the opportunity to take advantage of the situation.  The thing that would have been (my own opinion mind you) more rational would have been for the school to have made some special accommodation for the student in question to possibly use a single stall restroom rather than force every student to have to contend with people who may not decide they want to go to the restroom assigned to their particular body plumbing.  Frankly I would think it would set the particular student involved up for far more ridiculing and abuse then they would have ever received in the first place.

I am not familiar with the case that started all this, in the first place, but sounds like to me that this was more an issue brought to light by some parent rather than the student themselves.  I pity the kids and the future that they will inherit.  Then again with the way society is and has become some could say that school is preparing them for the world they will soon face ahead of them. 

Kind of crazy it seems to me.  All this new talk about defining rape and taking extraordinary measures to protect from rape in colleges yet making moves like this which, to me, seems to foster an atmosphere where rape is far more possible and probable then ever before.

Rape is more probable and possible in a public restroom because it allows transgender people? Explain how, I'd really like to know. How have they prevented the rapes so far when anyone can walk into any restroom, anywhere, anytime? People need to get a grip. If you oppose the idea, use sane arguments. Some people would have us believe men are just chomping at the bits to get to dress like a woman and go into a public toilet so they can rape someone, when they could just walk in to them now!

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