Albany game at Duke canceled over North Carolina HB2 law
New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s stand against North Carolina’s anti-transgender law has led to the cancelation of Albany’s game at Duke.
The controversial law stipulates that transgender people must use public bathrooms corresponding to their gender at birth and removes employees’ ability to sue employers for discrimination or wrongful termination. Cuomo put out an executive order in response to the law being passed, and Albany, a public university in the State University of New York system, will not travel to Durham Nov. 12 as originally scheduled.
"The State University of New York supports Governor Cuomo's executive order banning all non-essential travel to the state of North Carolina,'' SUNY spokesperson Holly Liapsis said in a statement to the Durham Herald-Sun. "We instructed our campuses to immediately review any existing travel plans by faculty and staff. SUNY and its campuses continue to support the Governor on taking this stand."
Albany’s field hockey games against North Carolina and Duke have also been canceled.
It is unclear if any other New York universities will be affected. ACC member Syracuse plays at NC State and North Carolina this season.