The University of Maine traveled to North Carolina for a game against Duke on Saturday night. With their chances of winning the game hovering somewhere south of zero, the Bears tried to score in another way.
During warmups, Maine wore America East conference t-shirts with the logo in rainbow colors to show solidarity with the gay community and protest North Carolina’s HB2 law:
— Maine Basketball (@BlackBearMBB) December 3, 2016
The HB2 law states that a person must use the public restroom that corresponds to their assigned gender at birth. This is not the first time that North Carolina’s HB2 law has sparked a protest, or weird twist of events at a Duke game. Earlier this season Albany canceled a game at Duke because Governor Cuomo of New York banned all state funded, non-essential travel from the State of New York to North Carolina in response to the passage of their HB2 law.
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