NFL warns Texas on ‘bathroom bill’

NFL warns Texas on ‘bathroom bill’
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[Ed. – Another well-considered move sure to irritate the NFL fan base.  Good luck with that, Roger.  I think Texas can take you.  N.B.: Houston voters rejected “bathroom privileges” for men in women’s bathrooms in 2015.  If this affected Super Bowl fans in 2017, there’s been no reporting of it.]

The NFL, which just held the Super Bowl in Texas, is warning that a “bathroom bill” targeting transgender persons could jeopardize future major events in that state. League spokesman Brian McCarthy said Friday that “discriminatory” legislation would “certainly be a factor” in awarding Super Bowls.

The Texas proposal would require individuals to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate. A similar law in North Carolina led the NCAA to pull college championship events from that state.

“The NFL embraces inclusiveness,” McCarthy said.

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