NCAA returns events to NC after state makes changes to LGBTQ law

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP)- The NCAA has awarded coveted men’s basketball tournament games and other events to North Carolina, effectively ending a boycott that helped force the state to repeal parts of a law that limited protections for LGBTQ people.

The governing body announced decisions Tuesday for events through 2022, two weeks after the NCAA said it had “reluctantly” agreed to consider North Carolina again for hosting duties. It had stripped North Carolina of seven championship events for the past sports season, including opening-weekend men’s basketball tournament games, and said it could relocate more events if there wasn’t a change in the “bathroom bill.”

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ACLU asks Supreme Court to hear Indiana, Wisconsin marriage equality cases

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NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union filed responses to petitions from the states of Indiana and Wisconsin Sept. 9 asking for the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal appellate court ruling made last week that struck down bans on marriage for same-sex couples in the same two states.

The ACLU is representing 13 plaintiffs couples who are challenging the bans on same-sex marriages in Indiana and Wisconsin. The ACLU is asking the Supreme Court to review the ruling to come to a resolution for marriage equality in both states and also for the United States as a whole.

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