NBA unsure it can host the 2017 All-Star weekend in Charlotte

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The 2017 All-Star weekend has been left in a state of limbo following a new legislation passed in North Carolina. 

The 'Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act' was introduced on Thursday and the NBA has joined the growing list of people and organisations opposing the new law. 

A statement has been released by the league saying they are 'deeply' concerned' about the new regulation which is seen as discriminatory towards members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual community.

The North Carolina ruling has been heavily criticised because it allows businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbian, and the league have already received calls for the weekend to be hosted in an alternative venue. 

As of yet, the NBA are not sure what impact it will have on their ability to host the weekend in Charlotte, but have said it 'runs counter to our guiding principles of equality and mutual respect.'

The statement also insisted the league is dedicated to creating an 'inclusive environment' for every person who attends official games and events.  

The weekend is scheduled to take place in February 2017 and will be the 66th edition of the showpiece event. It would be the second time Charlotte has played host, however, that has now been brought into considerable doubt. 

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