- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 12, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The National Junior College Athletic Association has picked Texas to host six championships through 2021 despite a proposed “bathroom bill” similar to what led the governing body to punish North Carolina.

NJCAA Assistant Executive Director Mark Krug said Wednesday they’re aware of the Texas bill that would require transgender people to use restrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates. Last year, the NJCAA moved a baseball championship after North Carolina adopted a “bathroom bill” limiting LGBT rights.

The Texas proposal is currently stalled by House Republicans who oppose the measure. Krug says the NJCAA will determine future action on a “case by case” basis.

North Carolina lawmakers last month rolled back its law following yearlong backlash that cost the state in business projects, conventions and sporting events.


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