The Latest: ACC considers return after ‘bathroom bill’ deal – The Lethbridge Herald – Alberta News

The Latest: ACC considers return after ‘bathroom bill’ deal – The Lethbridge Herald – Alberta News

By The Associated Press on March 30, 2017.

FILE- In this Dec. 15, 2016 file photo, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper holds a press conference in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina Republican lawmakers said Wednesday night, March 29, 2017, that they have an agreement with Gov. Cooper on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state’s “bathroom bill.” GOP leaders announced the new legislation would be debated and voted on Thursday. (Chris Seward/The News & Observer via AP, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. – The Latest on a compromise proposal to overturn North Carolina’s “bathroom law” (all times local):

5:45 p.m.

The Atlantic Coast Conference says it will consider bringing championship events back to North Carolina after a deal was approved to roll back the state’s “bathroom bill.”

ACC Commissioner John Swofford issued a statement Thursday that said no decisions have been made. But he said the presidents of the conference’s universities would “reopen the discussion” about holding neutral site championships in the state.

The collegiate sports conference, which is headquartered in Greensboro, had moved neutral site championships out of the state because of House Bill 2.


4:40 p.m.

North Carolina’s commerce secretary says he’ll start calling companies that have avoided North Carolina now that the state has repealed its “bathroom bill.”

Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland spoke Thursday as Gov. Roy Cooper signed the bill. The American Civil Liberties Union and gay and transgender activists have complained that the new law still denies them certain protections from discrimination.

In an interview after remarks at the Charlotte Regional Partnership…

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