Charles Barkley: "The NBA Should Move The All-Star Game From Charlotte" Due To Anti-LGBT Law

"With The Position Of Power That I'm In, And Being Able To Be On Television, I'm Supposed To Stand Up For The People Who Can't Stand Up For Themselves"

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From the April 3 edition of CNN's Newsroom:

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FREDRICKA WHITEFIELD: You've also made some strong comments about say, Indianapolis last year, what many people call the anti-gay legislation. And now it's North Carolina that's under the microscope. 

CHARLES BARKLEY: I think the NBA should move the All-Star Game from there next year. You know, as a black person, I'm against any form of discrimination -- against whites, Hispanics, gays, lesbians, however you want to phrase it. It's my job, with the position of power that I'm in, and being able to be on television, I'm supposed to stand up for the people who can't stand up for themselves. So, I think the NBA should move the All-Star Game from Charlotte. And we can figure it out, I know Atlanta wants to host it. But they should move it out of Charlotte. 

Previously

North Carolina Editorials Slam Republican "Recklessness And Foolishness" In Rolling Back LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections

North Carolina's Anti-LGBT Law Borrows The Work Of An Extreme Legal Group

NY Times Editorial Board: Republican-Led Effort To Roll Back LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections "Makes North Carolina Pioneer In Bigotry"

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