NBA and WNBA release statement on Religious Freedom Restoration Act

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 28, 2015) — The NBA, WNBA, Indiana Pacers and Fever released a statement on Saturday, in reaction to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

NEW YORK, March 28, 2015 – The following joint statement was issued today by the NBA, WNBA, Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever in regard to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act recently signed into law in Indiana:

“The game of basketball is grounded in long established principles of inclusion and mutual respect. We will continue to ensure that all fans, players and employees feel welcome at all NBA and WNBA events in Indiana and elsewhere.”

Additionally, Pacers and Fever owner Herb Simon stated:

“The Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever and Bankers Life Fieldhouse have the strongest possible commitment to inclusion and non-discrimination on any basis. Everyone is always welcome at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. That has always been the policy from the very beginning of the Simon family’s involvement and it always will be. ”

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