MAC takes stand vs. Indiana law

The Mid-American Conference is the latest to take a stand against the state of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher told ESPN that his league will not hold future championships or meetings in the state.

"The Mid-American Conference will not schedule any more meetings or championships in Indiana until this current matter is brought to a sensible and appropriate conclusion," Steinbrecher said.

Steinbrecher said the MAC has its annual presidents meeting in January or February in Indianapolis, but next year's meeting will not be held there, nor will any future MAC championship events, unless changes are made.

Ball State is the only MAC school located in the state.

Steinbrecher said he informed his membership and NCAA president Mark Emmert about the MAC's decision not to schedule future events in Indiana. Steinbrecher said he also suggested to Emmert that the NCAA should pull all NCAA events from the state and move the NCAA's offices from Indianapolis.

Critics of the bill, which was signed by Gov. Mike Pence on Thursday, believe that it could be used by businesses and individuals to discriminate against members of the LGBT community based on those individuals' and those businesses' religious beliefs.