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PGA to keep events in North Carolina despite objections to anti-LGBT law

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Charlotte — Despite strong objections to North Carolina’s House Bill 2, which is a clear attempt to limit the rights and discriminate against the LGBT community, the PGA tour of America announced Friday that they will keep their 2017 PGA Championships at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte.

“The PGA of America strongly opposes North Carolina HB2,” the organization said following the NBA’s announcement that they would pull the 2017 All-Star game from the state due to objections to HB2. It contradicts our commitment to create an inclusive and welcoming environment at our events. We remain hopeful that the law will be changed. As we look to future events, our willingness to consider coming back to the State of North Carolina will be severely impacted unless HB2 is overturned.”

Currently, the PGA of America has no other events scheduled besides the 2017 championships.

Locally, the Hudson Valley Community College baseball team and the University at Albany Men’s basketball team have been impacted by  North Carolina’s HB2.

 

 

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