Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Not in Kansas Anymore
“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 http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/06/cal-withdraws-from-talks-with-kansas-over-anti-lgbt-law/ (Also on today's UC Newsclips.)