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Major League Baseball criticizes Arizona anti-gay religious freedom bill

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball has issued a statement criticizing legislation in Arizona that if enacted would add protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays. [ Read more → ]
Frank Franklin II, APNew York Yankees manager Joe Girardi speaks during a news conference, at Yankee Stadium Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in New York.

NY Yankees manager: MLB would accept an openly gay player

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
NEW YORK — Yankees manager Joe Girardi says Major League Baseball would accept an openly gay player. [ Read more → ]
Mark J. Terrill, APLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Dodgers to host first annual ‘LGBT Night Out’

Saturday, September 14, 2013
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers will host their first annual LGBT Night Out on Sept. 27. [ Read more → ]
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MLB to strengthen policy against discrimination based on sexual orientation

Monday, July 15, 2013
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Major League Baseball says it will bolster its policies against harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation, according to a new agreement provided to The Associated Press on Monday. [ Read more → ]
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Former MLB pitcher: Staying in the closet is the ‘best option’ for gay athletes

Friday, March 1, 2013
DENVER -- Former Major League pitcher Mark Knudson says that gay professional athletes would serve their teams best by staying in the closet. [ Read more → ]
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NY Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard’s apology: Gay slur a Twitter ‘mishap’

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Newly acquired New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard issued an apology Tuesday after becoming the latest professional athlete caught for tweeting an anti-gay slur. [ Read more → ]
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