Charlotte, N.C., Jul 22, 2016 / 13:49 pm
The National Basketball Association's decision to pull its all-star game from Charlotte, North Carolina over the state's bathroom bill has drawn criticism from those who say the decision is hypocritical.
"The NBA has abandoned common sense and put politics ahead of principle," said Kellie Fiedorek, Alliance Defending Freedom legal counsel. "The North Carolina privacy law, which protects girls and women from being forced to share locker rooms and showers with men, is completely reasonable. Pulling the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte is unreasonable and hypocritical."
"If the NBA actually believed that there is no difference between men and women, it would merge its two leagues," she said, referring to the professional basketball league's counterpart, the Women's National Basketball Association.
The NBA's creation of the WNBA recognizes "the innate and obvious differences between men and women," Fiedorek said.