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NBA Gets Gay Friendly, Rick Perry Must Be Fuming

December 10, 2011

Just when Rick Perry was trying to again make gay-bashing popular comes those wacky guys at the National Basketball Association who want to play fair.

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The National Basketball Association is the newest professional sports league to add sexual orientation protections for players and employees, possibly making the league a more welcoming place for an openly gay player.

“I am pleased to announce that we have concluded the collective bargaining process and have reached an agreement that addresses many significant issues that were challenges to our league,” NBA commissioner David Stern said in a statement Thursday. “This collective bargaining agreement will help us move toward a better business model, a more competitive league and better alignment between compensation and performance.”

Earlier this year, Major League Baseball added sexual orientation protections for players. Additionally, the NHL, NFL, and Major League Soccer all have policies to help protect openly gay and bisexual players from discrimination or harassment.

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