MLB Boosts Gay Bias Ban With New Conduct Code

Law360, New York (July 16, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT) -- Working with New York's attorney general, Major League Baseball announced a new effort Tuesday to protect players from discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation, a move that included warnings about clubhouse pornography, unwelcome physical contact and slurs.

Professional baseball and football both outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation in their agreements with their athletes' unions but both in recent months have agreed to distribute a workplace code of conduct and implement sexual orientation bias awareness training.

Announcing the move, commissioner Bud Selig said it would augment...
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