Warriors star Stephen Curry spoke out against North Carolina’s controversial anti-LGBT legislation on Thursday in an interview with the Associated Press.
Curry is a native of North Carolina, growing up in Charlotte, and attended Davidson. The NBA pulled the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte due to the law, which requires transgender people to use restrooms at schools and government buildings that correspond to the gender stated on their birth certificate and also allows for other forms of discrimination at hotels, restaurants, and retailers. North Carolina passed the “bathroom bill” earlier this year and has received significant backlash.
After the NCAA and ACC followed suit and pulled their championship events from the state this week, the two-time MVP said he hoped lawmakers would make changes.
“I think it’s unfortunate for our city and our state to be under the microscope with HB2 and how it’s unfolded,” Curry told the Associated Press. “I’m all for equal and fair rights and treatment for everybody. Until it gets addressed, until some changes are made, this could be a recurring theme in North Carolina. I don’t want that to happen.
“The All-Star Game has been moved, the NCAA Tournament, things that would bring so much joy and support to the city, mainstay events,” Curry added. “But I think it’s a conversation that will continue until changes are made. I don’t have any answers as to how that will happen, but hopefully, it happens sooner rather than later.”
This was the first time he spoke out against anti-LGBT Legislation publically, and this was indeed a nice move.