RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The compromise by politicians on North Carolina's "bathroom bill" is helping return collegiate sporting events to the state. But big-city mayors still don't want employees traveling there after the replacement law.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser and several top municipal leaders elsewhere announced this week previous city bans on employee travel to North Carolina remain in place even though the law known as House Bill 2 is off the books.

They agree with civil rights groups who argue discrimination still exists in the replacement law agreed to by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and the Republican-controlled legislature.

The NCAA and Atlantic Coast Conference decided the compromise was enough to allow North Carolina to host championship events again after a one-year hiatus.