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NFL says Texas bathroom bill could preve
Posted On 11/18/2017 03:35:31 by sherry2018love

Five days after Houston hosted one of the greatest Super Bowls ever, the NFL delivereda me sage to the state of Texas.The JC Tretter Jersey "bathroom bill" currently under consideration could sink the state's chances of hosting another Super Bowl in the near future.MORE: Sports fans in North Carolina pay price for desperate HB2 supporters' discriminationTexas's controversial Senate Bill 6would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools, universities and government buildings according to their "biological sex."In a statement Friday, NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy said any such law that is "discriminatory or inconsistent with our values" would "certainly be a factor" in Xavier Cooper Jersey awarding future Super Bowls."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," McCarthy said.While the host sites for the next fourSuper Bowls are alreadyset (it will be held inMinneapolis in 2018, followed by Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles), Houston and Dallas could be expected to bid for a future game.The Texas bill issimilar in scale and tone to North Carolina'scontroversial House Bill 2 (HB2)law. The state has paid a high economic price since that law pa sed in March 2016,as the NBA withdrew the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte and the NCAA withdrew several championship events, including first- and second-roundNCAA basketball tournament games, with more sanctions looming if Marcus Martin Jersey the law isn't repealed.A spokesman for Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told TexasTribune.org that the law would not apply to profe sional sports stadiums, which would be free to set their own policy for bathroom use."Despite persistent misinformation in the media, under Senate Bill 6, all Texas teams will be able to set Robert Griffin III Jersey their own policies at the stadiums and arenas where they play and hold their events," Patrick spokesman Alejandro Garcia said.However, the legislation would apply to most college athletic facilities. Given the NCAA has already set a precedent by withdrawing events from North Carolina, Texas could expect the same treatment.

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