MLB On AZ Anti-Gay Bill: We Have ‘Zero-Tolerance Policy’ On LGBT Discrimination


Major League Baseball on Wednesday issued a statement on the controversial anti-gay bill passed by the Arizona legislature last week, condemning discrimination against gays and lesbians.

“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,” the statement reads.

“As the sport of Jackie Robinson, Major League Baseball and its 30 Clubs stand united behind the principles of respect, inclusion and acceptance.”