Orlando To Host College Football Championship Yanked From North Carolina Over Anti-LGBT Hate Law

Poetic justice. Yahoo Sports reports:

The ACC officially has a new location for its football championship game. The conference announced Thursday morning that the game will move to Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. The move comes two weeks after the conference, following an NCAA decision, decided to move all of its championships outside of the state of North Carolina because of House Bill 2 (HB2), a state law that requires transgender people to use public bathrooms that match the gender on their birth certificates instead of the gender with which they identify.

Because of HB2, the NCAA made the decision to pull all of its championships from North Carolina. It did not require the ACC to follow suit, but the league’s Council of Presidents said in a statement it did so “to uphold the values of equality, diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination.”

“Every one of our 15 universities is strongly committed to these values and therefore, we will continue to host ACC Championships at campus sites,” the statement said. “We believe North Carolina House Bill 2 is inconsistent with these values, and as a result, we will relocate all neutral site championships for the 2016-17 academic year. All locations will be announced in the future from the conference office.”

Camping World Stadium (formerly the Citrus Bowl) hosted several major Pulse memorials in the days after the attack.