Yes, gay referees should be allowed and even encouraged to work in the NBA. There is no part of the job that would be compromised by a person's sexuality. In fact, a person's sexuality should never even be considered as a qualification for the position. What happened to knowledge of the game, physical stamina/health, and moral compass as qualifications?
Just like all occupations, there should be no discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. There should absolutely be gay referees in the NBA if that is their chosen profession. Rhondo's outburst was way out of line and he actually get a light punishment. That referee was simply doing his job.
The homosexual, Trans, Lesbian community should have all the rights of any other member of society. I think the bigots and racists that proliferate this nation should be the people losing their rights, I think all hate mongering should be outlawed, and people held accountable for spreading hate rather than love.
The practice of not hiring someone because of their sexuality is idiotic and outdated. A person's sexuality has nothing to with how good of a referee they are. Not allowing the hiring of gay referees would also create bad press for the NBA, which is the last thing they need.
What if the referee has a crush on one of the teams players so they are lenient to their crushes teams on fould? I think that gay referees in the NBA is a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, bad idea.