NCAA concerned with Indiana religious objections bill
INDIANAPOLIS - NCAA President Mark Emmert says the association is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.
Emmert says the NCAA is watching to see if it could affect student-athletes and employees. The NCAA is located in Indianapolis and the men's basketball tournament's Final Four will be held there next week.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday signed into law a bill that would prohibit state and local laws that "substantially burden" the ability of people - including businesses and associations - to follow their religious beliefs.
Emmert released a statement saying the NCAA "will work diligently to assure student-athletes competing in, and visitors attending the Final Four are not impacted negatively by this bill."
He added the NCAA intends to examine how the law might affect future events.
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