The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) on Wednesday announced that it was moving some of its championships out of North Carolina over the state's law that targets the LGBT community.

In a statement, the ACC Council of Presidents said that it would relocate all neutral site championships over House Bill 2.

“As members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the ACC Council of Presidents reaffirmed our collective commitment to uphold the values of equality, diversity, inclusion and non-discrimination. Every one of our 15 universities is strongly committed to these values and therefore, we will continue to host ACC Championships at campus sites. We believe North Carolina House Bill 2 is inconsistent with these values, and as a result, we will relocate all neutral site championships for the 2016-17 academic year. All locations will be announced in the future from the conference office,” the ACC said in a statement.

Commissioner John Swofford called the decision “one of principle.”

“Hopefully, there will be opportunities beyond 2016-17 for North Carolina neutral sites to be awarded championships,” he said.

The announcement comes just days after the NCAA pulled its championships out of the state because of House Bill 2, the nation's only state law that prohibits transgender people from using the bathroom of their choice in government buildings, including schools. HB2 also blocks cities and municipalities from enacting measures that prohibit discrimination against the LGBT community.

(Related: Pat McCrory: NCAA move over anti-gay law disrespects student athletes, workers.)

The NBA also moved its All-Star Game from Charlotte to New Orleans over the same issue.

Wednesday's decision affects eight championships, including the 2016 ACC Football Championship Game originally scheduled to be held in Charlotte.