Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

The NCAA announced they are pulling college tournaments out of North Carolina because of their position on transgender bathrooms.  The Atlantic Coast Conference followed suit and is pulling post-season events, including the football championship game, from the Tarheel state.
In a statement, the ACC Council of Presidents said they are "reaffirm[ing] our collective commitment to uphold the values of equality, diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination." North Carolina Republican Party spokeswoman Kami Mueller sharply responded to the NCAA's move and said such thinking "[is] so absurd it's almost comical. Under the NCAA's logic, colleges should make cheerleaders and football players share bathrooms, showers, and hotel rooms. This decision is an assault to female athletes across the nation. If you are unwilling to have women's bathrooms and locker rooms, how do you have a women's team?"