Officials at Durham-based Duke University are calling on North Carolina lawmakers to repeal a law that targets the LGBT community.

According to the Huffington Post, Duke officials denounced the law “in the strongest possible terms.”

“Scholars from states and municipalities that have imposed bans on government travel to North Carolina have been unable to travel to Duke to continue vital ongoing research partnerships or attend academic conferences,” the university's president and provost said in a statement. “Prospective students, faculty and staff, as well as Duke alumni planning visits to campus, have voiced concerns about whether they will find a hospitable environment in North Carolina. These developments have the potential to limit the value that Duke and other colleges and universities contribute to the state, namely producing trained graduates and expanding the frontiers of knowledge.”

North Carolina's law, House Bill 2, prohibits cities from approving LGBT protections and bars students attending public institutions from using the bathroom that does not conform to their gender at birth.

Over the weekend, Republican Governor Pat McCrory said he has no regrets over signing the bill despite calls for its repeal from politicians, business leaders and celebrities.

(Related: North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has no regrets over signing anti-gay law.)

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina's largest public university, has also criticized the law.