Apr 15, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A general view of a sign honoring Jackie Robinson Day at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: Frank Victores-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Issues Statement On Arizona Senate Bill 1062


Major League Baseball issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the controversial Arizona Senate Bill 1062.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

“As the sport of Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball and its 30 Clubs stand united behind the principles of respect, inclusion and acceptance. Those values are fundamental to our game’s diverse players, employees and fans. We welcome individuals of different sexual orientations, races, religions, genders and national origins.”

“MLB has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment or discrimination based on sexual orientation, as reflected by our collective bargaining agreement with the MLB Players Association. Accordingly, MLB will neither support nor tolerate any words, attitudes or actions that imperil the inclusive communities that we have strived to foster within our game.”

 

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