BREAKING: Moments ago, the NCAA issued a statement condemning the so-called Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)—saying that this misguided bill causes concern for future events in Indiana.
In the statement, NCAA president Mark Emmert underscored the organization’s commitment to inclusion and said they will work to ensure that no fan experiences discrimination during the Final Four in Indianapolis due to RFRA:
“The NCAA national office and our members are deeply committed to providing an inclusive environment for all our events. We are especially concerned about how this legislation could affect our student-athletes and employees.
“We will work diligently to assure student-athletes competing in, and visitors attending, next week’s Men’s Final Four in Indianapolis are not impacted negatively by this bill.
“Moving forward, we intend to closely examine the implications of this bill and how it might affect future events as well as our workforce.”
We’re incredibly thankful to the NCAA for joining the growing chorus of businesses and organizations taking a stand against this shameful law. Stay tuned for more updates.SHARE THIS STORY