Stephen Curry is now a bonafide superstar, that's just a fact. One of the fastest growing names in sports and the celebrity world, Curry is a big deal.
As he looks to lead the Golden State Warriors to a second straight NBA Championship, as well as a second Most Valuable Player title in consecutive years, Curry is now a role model.
In that capacity, the Warriors star is now asked about current global news and events, and his opinion is regularly searched for. That happened this week when Curry was asked to comment on the anti-LGBT laws that have been voted through in some states across America.
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North Carolina, where Curry hails from, had the controversial piece of legislature signed into law last month. The point guard has taken notice and says he doesn't agree with it.
"I knew I would be asked about my views on the situation in North Carolina and potential ramifications on next year's All-Star Game in Charlotte, which I hope can be resolved," Curry said, via Marcus Thompson of MercuryNews.com.
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"While I don't know enough about the North Carolina law to comment more fully, no one should be discriminated against."
Despite being a devout Christian, and the bill going through as a supposed "religious liberties" act, Curry stated that he believes the new law is not right.
"My faith and beliefs have always been the bedrock of my life," Curry said. "As a Christian, I am taught that we are all equal in the eyes of God. So I treat everyone the way I want to be treated - fairly, justly and equally. I hope that is how we all treat each other."
It's not just Steph who has taken notice of the new laws being passed into North Carolina legislature.
With the NBA set to host the All-Star game in Charlotte, NC next year, Adam Silver and co. promptly released a statement after the bill was passed, noting the league is "deeply concerned" and unsure "what impact it will have on our ability to successfully host the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte."
The new state bill requires transgender people to use the bathroom that aligns with the gender on their birth certificate, rather than that with which they identify. It also prohibits local governments from adopting or enforcing anti-discrimination policies not already contained in the state's anti-discrimination laws, thus effectively preventing the institution of LGBT rights and protections.
A similar bill was signed into law by Mississippi yesterday, which was received with condemnation by most on social media.
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