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Demonstrators gather outside the City County Building on March 30, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The group called on the state house to roll back the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critics say can be used to discriminate against gays and lesbians.Getty Images

UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be travelling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut's governor because of Indiana's new religious-objections law.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and other critics contend the law would allow businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians based on religious beliefs. The governor on Monday signed an executive order banning state spending on travel to Indiana.

On Tuesday, UConn president Susan Herbst issued a statement saying Ollie and his staff had cancelled plans to attend coaches meetings and other events surrounding this weekend's Final Four.

Warde Manuel, UConn's athletic director, told The Associated Press he also finds the law unacceptable. He said he hopes the state of Indiana rectifies the situation before UConn or any other institution considers a boycott of the 2016 women's Final Four.