17:42, April 03 156 0

2017-04-03 17:42:07


Pro-trans protesters detained & ejected from NCAA Women’s Final Four

A demonstration in support of transgender students at the NCAA Women’s basketball championship tournament ended with police and arena security intimidating, detaining and ultimately ejecting the pink-clad protesters and threatening to charge them with criminal trespassing — even though each of them had tickets to the game.

The demonstrators were a combined effort by Campus Pride and Soulforce, a nonviolent pro-LGBT group, both calling on the NCAA to reject the waivers requested by more than two dozen member schools, for Title IX exemptions. The waivers would grant the Christian-based schools the legal right to discriminate against transgender and pregnant students, through discipline, expulsion, or termination.

The protesters told their story in live tweets and a cellphone video uploaded to YouTube, after arriving Sunday at the Women’s Final Four at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas.

That the NCAA has member universities that discriminate against their own students is exactly why it finds itself ensnared in legal battles like the repeal of HB2.

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