Advocacy organizations urge NCAA to include nondiscrimination protections in constitution

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Seventeen national advocacy organizations — including the Human Rights Campaign, GLAAD, and Athlete Ally — have called on the NCAA "to include previously existing nondiscrimination protections" in the regulatory body's new constitution, Sports Illustrated reports.

Though the latest draft of the document includes changes awarding more power to schools and conferences, the amended version "removed nondiscrimination language that sought to protect women, athletes of color and LGBTQ athletes in NCAA competitions," Sports Illustrated writes, per the advocacy groups' letter to the NCAA Board of Governors ahead of a vote to ratify the constitution.

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