Saturday, 21 July 2012

Sports, politics, and speech, again

Major League Soccer recently announced that it will not renew a partnership (which first was announced in January of this year) with Boy Scouts of America following the end of this season. MLS's decision follows closely on BSA's recent announcement that, after a two-year review, it would not revise its policies against gay members and leaders.

It is heartening to see a sports league and its teams taking the lead in speaking out and promoting LGBT rights. It also is a great example of how sports and politics, and political speech, inevitably mix in all directions.

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