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USC's Pat Haden, citing gay son, won't attend meeting in Indiana

USC's Pat Haden, citing gay son, won't attend meeting in Indiana
USC Athletic Director Pat Haden at a football practice in October 2013. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

USC Athletic Director Pat Haden will not attend a College Football Playoff meeting in Indianapolis this week because of a new Indiana law that has been called anti-gay.

"I am the proud father of a gay son. In his honor, I will not be attending the CFP committee meeting in Indy this week. #EmbraceDiversity," Haden wrote on Twitter.

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence last week signed the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critics have argued allows discrimination against gays and lesbians. Pence on Tuesday called for a legislative fix to clarify that the law does not permit discrimination.

Haden is beginning his second year as a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee.

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