The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Kellie Fiedorek
regarding the NCAA’s decision to move several championship events from North Carolina because of its law that ensures that young girls aren’t forced to shower and change clothes in the presence of men in public facilities:
“The NCAA is demonstrating the most obvious hypocrisy in the political stunt it announced yesterday by removing championship events from North Carolina over a law that is similar to laws in other states where the NCAA has held events for years. If the NCAA actually believed that no differences exist between men and women, it would merge its men’s and women’s leagues. Instead it hopes no one notices that it appropriately maintains separate leagues for men and women while it opposes the commonsense law that simply protected the privacy rights and dignity interests of North Carolinians. Twenty-three other states explicitly support the freedom of states to set their own policies and laws regarding locker rooms and restrooms, but the NCAA has chosen to engage in political opportunism and make an example of the good people of North Carolina. The NCAA should stick to serving its collegiate athletes and its diverse fan base rather than spending its resources on amateur political posturing and pandering to the narrow-minded power elite.”
- Pronunciation guide: Fiedorek (Fuh-DOHR’-eck)
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