On Friday, the Carolina Hurricanes released the following statement:
The Carolina Hurricanes and PNC Arena are devoted to providing a welcoming and respectful environment for all fans.
We stand against all forms of discrimination.
The release comes just two days after the North Carolina General Assembly approved a bill that would prevent transgender individuals to use public bathrooms based on the gender with which they identify.
Per the Raleigh News & Observer, the National Basketball Association has voiced its concern with the bill.
“We are deeply concerned that this discriminatory law runs counter to our guiding principles of equality and mutual respect and do not yet know what impact it will have on our ability to successfully host the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte,” the league said in a statement.