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NASCAR chairman says sport opposes North Carolina’s HB2

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NASCAR Chairman Brian France announced this week that the sport opposes North Carolina’s House Bill 2.

Motorsport.com reports that the comments came during this week’s 2016 Associated Press Sports Editors Meeting.

During his appearance at the meeting, France was asked if he thought NASCAR should take a stance on the law.

“I do and we did in Indiana when similar discrimination which were more religious occurred. We take the position that any discrimination, unintended or not, we do not like that and we are working behind the scenes, and we are not a political institution,” France said to the group, according to Motorsport.com. “We don’t set agendas or write laws but we express our values to policy makers. We will and we do. We are real clear about that.”

France reportedly said he did not know if the law would change and that the issue went beyond just what was taking place in North Carolina.

“Twenty-six different states have versions of this law. I’m not close enough to see how it will play out,” he said. “They know our position very clearly.”

This comes on the heels of President Barack Obama saying the law should be overturned and Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump saying he opposed HB2.