(ABCNEWS.GO) — Several prominent, openly gay athletes will be among those protesting the new Indiana religious freedom law this week, despite Gov. Mike Pence’s promise to "fix" the law before the Final Four begins on Saturday, according to local activists.
Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis and former NBA player Jason Collins are among those coming to the state this week for press conferences or other public events. The effort to keep attention on the law around the college basketball showcase in Indianapolis caps a week where sports figures, including the president of the NCAA, have helped drive the national debate over a law gay-rights group view as opening the door to legalized discrimination.
"It should be totally repealed," Louganis, now an activist for LGBT causes, said on the ESPN/ABC podcast "Capital Games." "Everybody should feel embraced. And I feel that the majority of the populace of Indiana do embrace all people. I felt very embraced. ... They've been so wonderful. This is just so contrary to my feelings of Indiana people."
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