Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Not in Kansas Anymore

A new California state law has ended discussions between Cal and Kansas about a home-and-home series in men’s basketball.

“Cal said they couldn’t do it,” Kansas Athletics spokesperson Jim Marchiony told the Lawrence Journal-World, which reported confirmation from Kansas officials of the development.

The schools had reportedly been in preliminary talks about playing two games — one at Cal and one in Lawrence, Kansas.

Because of a new law passed in 2015, California’s public colleges and universities cannot travel to Kansas schools because of a religious freedom law in that state which allows student groups to discriminate against people who don’t share the group’s religious beliefs, according to the Journal-World.

That includes allowing a bans of gay students from joining due to a group’s religious beliefs...

Full story at  (Also on today's UC Newsclips.)

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