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Final Four Controversy: Athlete Ally response to Indiana discrimination law

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The controversial Indiana law that's made national headlines over the past few days -- known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act -- has now directly affected college basketball.

Earlier this week, the University of Connecticut announced Tuesday night that UConn's men's basketball coaches -- including head coach Kevin Ollie -- will not fly out to the Final Four this year because of the bill in question.

Athlete Ally is a non-profit organization that educates and empowers the athletic community to take a stand against homophobia and transphobia in sports. Athlete Ally works with MLB, the NBA, and NBPA on player development and LGBT inclusion. It also co-wrote the NCAA’s LGBT policies and resource guides and partners with over a hundred professional athletes and college campuses to promote LGBT equality and respect.

Hudson Taylor is the group's Founder and Executive Director. He addressed the controversy EXCLUSIVELY with Sportsblog

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