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Major League Soccer OKs gay player protections

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Major League Soccer has agreed to new efforts to protect gay players from discrimination and harassment as a result of meetings with New York’s attorney general.

Measures at the outset of the 2014-15 season aimed at reinforcing the league’s policies against discrimination include expanded training for players, a centralized complaint system and posting a code of conduct prohibiting discrimination in home and visitor locker rooms.

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, whose office reached similar agreements with the National Football League and Major League Baseball, says workplace harassment and discrimination are illegal and won’t be tolerated in major league sports.

MLS spokesman Dan Courtemanche confirmed the agreement announced by Schneiderman Thursday in Manhattan.

The league has 600 players on 19 clubs including three in Canada.

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