• The Rays issued rainbow-colored uniforms and caps for Saturday’s game against the Chicago White Sox
  • At least five players refused to wear the uniforms for faith-based reasons
  • Rays manager Kevin Cash said the team would stand ‘to support our players that choose to wear or choose not to wear to the best of our capabilities’
  • The Rays have long supported LGBTQ+ people, even signing an amicus brief to the US Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage in 2015
  • The franchise has also invested in the ‘It Gets Better’ project to tackle youth bullying that targets LGBTQ+ minors in school
  • Last month, Florida Governor Ron De Santis refused to approve $35million in funding for the team’s spring training site due to its stance on gun violence

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