To: Mark Emmert, President, NCAA
Move The NCAA Out of Indiana
Now that the Indiana governor has signed into law the right for businesses to freely discriminate under the guise of religious freedom, the NCAA should relocate its national headquarters. That move would be consistent with the organization's sanctioning of both South Carolina and Mississippi for state-sponsored bigotry.
Why is this important?
The NCAA is the governing body of the vast majority of college athletics. To have corporate offices in a state with the freedom to discriminate against visitors, particularly the gay community, the NCAA would be condoning the actions of the state's legislature and governor. If it convened meetings in Indianapolis, it would subject its guests to sanctioned bigotry.