USC athletic director takes stand against Indiana law
March 31, 2015 / Athletic AdministrationBacklash against Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act continues this week, as organizations and even musicians are canceling events over the controversial law.
A meeting of the College Football Playoff committee is scheduled to take place in Indianapolis this week, and USC Athletic Director Pat Haden will not be attending. His tweet from today:
I am the proud father of a gay son. In his honor, I will not be attending the CFP committee meeting in Indy this week. #EmbraceDiversity
— Pat Haden (@ADHadenUSC) March 31, 2015
The law could allow business owners to refuse service to same-sex couples, an idea that Gov. Mike Pence disputes.
So far, the WNBA, NBA, NCAA, Big Ten and NASCAR have all spoken out against the law. The NFL, which last year questioned a similar bill in Arizona, has not made an official statement other than to say the league would review the law’s impact.
The NCAA men’s basketball Final Four will be held this weekend in Indianapolis.