Sunday, February 12, 2017

Texans Love Their Football

So maybe this will get their attention… but I doubt it.
Bleacher Report
By Adam Wells
February 10, 2017

A controversial Texas bill being proposed by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick has drawn a response from the NFL.

In January, per Chuck Lindell of the Austin-American Statesman, Patrick and Texas senator Lois Kolkhorst unveiled Senate Bill 6 at the Texas Senate chamber that would overturn local ordinances and prevent transgender people from using the bathroom of the gender which they identify.

As a result of the proposal discriminating against transgender people, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy issued a brief statement about the situation.
"The NFL embraces inclusiveness," McCarthy said in an email to Ileana Najarro of the Houston Chronicle. "We want all fans to feel welcomed at our events, and NFL policies prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard."
Najarro also noted McCarthy deemed the measure "discriminatory or inconsistent with our values" and could potentially discourage the NFL from holding future Super Bowls in the state.
So will this mean no more Super Bowls in Texas?

Does this mean that the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans will not play home games? Or will it just be games as usual? My guess it will be games as usual because there is big $bucks$ to be made in Texas and they will just ignore the law unless someone complains.

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