NCAA vote: No Final Fours in cities without anti-discrimination laws

  • metta

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    Apr 28, 2016 4:13 PM GMT
    NCAA vote: No Final Fours in cities without anti-discrimination laws



    http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/2015/11/20/ncaa-apparently-reconsider-host-cities/75511056/
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    Apr 29, 2016 1:32 PM GMT
    This is great news! Love it.
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    Apr 29, 2016 2:58 PM GMT
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    Looks like good news. Unknown yet if it is great news:

    article:
    The NCAA in a statement announcing the new policy referenced "recent actions of legislatures in several states, which have passed laws allowing residents to refuse to provide services to some people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity." But the statement did not specify what would disqualify a site from hosting an event, or what policy changes cities or states could make to compete for events.

    "To me, this seems to be motivated by good intentions, both to protect student-athletes, as well as to advance values that the NCAA thinks are important," said Steve Sanders, a professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. "But unfortunately, I fear that the statement as written will simply cause confusion and will have to inevitably be clarified. The policy, as I read it, does not make clear what will count as creating a safe, welcoming environment. Does it have to have an actual anti-discrimination law?"

    Indianapolis has an anti-discrimination law. But Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act has been criticized for not protecting civil rights of LGBT persons and leaving the door open for businesses to discriminate. The NCAA declined to answer questions about whether Indianapolis' city ordinance would be enough to meet the new bidding requirements.


    It's not enough to be a step in the right direction: it has to actually go somewhere. Either stand by your stand or take a seat.
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 29, 2016 4:48 PM GMT
    I'm not so sure you're^^^^right. My guess is the NCAA purposely left it vague so they wouldn't get into bullshit semantics with Republicans and also as a warning to states that might be tempted to craft some laws specifically around a clearly defined statement. We all know Republicans are sneaky and like to pretend they're defending their religion instead of just rounding up money and votes by advocating hate. The statement just simply says the NCAA won't have anything to do with any state that wants to legislate hate.
  • tazzari

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    Apr 29, 2016 6:20 PM GMT
    There's an article in OutSoports today about how meaningless this really is, but much as I loathe the NCAA from past experience, I can't help but feel that it's at least a powerful statement, and a sign of progress, however slow.
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    May 01, 2016 1:53 AM GMT
    metta saidNCAA vote: No Final Fours in cities without anti-discrimination laws
    http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/2015/11/20/ncaa-apparently-reconsider-host-cities/75511056/

    You meant sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. There already are anti-discrimination laws.
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    May 01, 2016 4:32 AM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    metta saidNCAA vote: No Final Fours in cities without anti-discrimination laws
    http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/2015/11/20/ncaa-apparently-reconsider-host-cities/75511056/

    You meant sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. There already are anti-discrimination laws.


    If your so-fucking-called anti-discrimination laws discriminate against us, then they are not anti-discrimination laws, only disguised as such; rather, they are discrimination laws, selectively choosing who gets to be discriminated against, while protecting others.

    Picture for one moment a missile shield deployed by your government which stops every rocket from entering United States air space except for those aimed at your house. Is that what you'd call a shield?

    Stop being such a douchebag please. Thank you.
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 01, 2016 7:09 PM GMT
    desertmuscl said
    metta saidNCAA vote: No Final Fours in cities without anti-discrimination laws
    http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/2015/11/20/ncaa-apparently-reconsider-host-cities/75511056/

    You meant sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. There already are anti-discrimination laws.
    They should send that notice to any states that have no anti discrimination laws and who preempt local anti discrimination laws. I would love to see more major corporations and the major sports leagues light the fire under the legislatures of the 27 states who still do not protect gay, lesbian, and bisexual Americans from employment and housing discrimination by threatening to pack up and leave those 27 states and take all their jobs and investments elsewhere.