At least three National Football League draft prospects were asked recently, in preparation for the upcoming football draft, about their sexual orientation, such as if they have a girlfriend, are married, or like girls.
This did not sit well with NY Attorney General, Eric T. Schneiderman, who sent a letter yesterday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reminding him of the state correlate of Title VII which bars discrimination based upon sexual, orientation. See NY Executive Law § 296, et seq.). The NFL is based in NYC.
He also asked Goodell to “clarify” the position of the NFL by “issuing a public statement that any form of discrimination or harassment on the basis of sexual, orientation … will not be tolerated,” and to "memorialize this commitment in a written policy. …"