Suck it, bigots:
The National Basketball Association announced Thursday that it would not hold the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, N.C., in a reaction to state legislation passed earlier this year that eliminated specific anti-discrimination protections for lesbians, gays and bisexuals. The legislation also mandated that transgender people use bathrooms that match their birth gender.
This is a very big deal.
And it's important to remember that North Carolina didn't just attack the LGBT community with it's stupid and hateful — and increasingly costly for North Carolina — law banning anti-discrimination protections regulating bathroom use. The law also banned cities in North Carolina from raising the minimum wage and it also made it harder/impossible for people discriminated against in North Carolina on the basis of their race, faith, or gender to sue. The bill was a great big rightwing hate sundae with a giant OMG TRANS PEOPLE IN TOILETS! cherry on top.
So this news good for trans people — the NBFuckingA is sticking up for trans people! — but it's also good news for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, women, people of color, and people struggling to get by on the minimum wage.