National Football League more forceful on Texas 'bathroom bill' after Super Bowl

"If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law (in Texas), that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events", Mr. McCarthy told the Houston Chronicle on Friday in response to a question about the proposed Texas law.

"If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law (in Texas), that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events", National Football League spokesman Brian McCarthy told the newspaper in an email.

Future Super Bowls are set for Minneapolis next year, Atlanta in 2019, Miami in 2020 and Los Angeles in 2021.

Houston just played host to the Super Bowl.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick reiterated that his office remained committed to "making sure that every Texas is welcomed" at sporting events.

The law would require people to use bathrooms that correspond with the sex listed on their birth certificate.




The Texas legislation ― known officially as the Texas Privacy Act, or SB6 ― was introduced in January and is similar to a law passed a year ago in North Carolina.

The NFL will nearly certainly not be the last sports league to weigh in on this issue.

The "bathroom bill" now under consideration could sink the state's chances of hosting another Super Bowl in the near future. Those six games were moved to Greenville, S.C. The NCAA has not responded to requests for comment regarding the Texas proposal. The NBA moved the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte and the NCAA relocated several collegiate championship games from the state as well.

Republican state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst of Brenham, who will guide the bill through the upper chamber, said SB 6 would still allow for accommodations for transgender students, such as single-stall restrooms, on a case-by-case basis.

"I'm not a lawmaker, but I know the impression that that law has given other people of our state and that's the saddest thing in the world to me", Williams said at a press conference on Tuesday.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

Maple Leafs' Shanahan, Babcock saddened by passing of Red Wings owner Ilitch
They just show up every day and they grind and they make you grind. "It's been very costly, but I'm not going to change my ways". Unlike previous owners of Detroit sports franchises, Mr.

Undocumented Arizona mother detained by immigration officials deported to Mexico
Ahead of Garcia de Rayos' deportation, dozens of immigration activists Wednesday night blocked the gates of ICE's Phoenix office. She was placed under deportation order and when she checked in with her immigration office on Wednesday, she was deported.

Trending Stocks Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI), COMSCORE, Inc. (OTCMKTS:SCOR)
Now the stock price is moving -12.78% off from the highest level of twelve months and +51.20% above from twelve months low. Its six months performance indicated a bearish movement while its yearly performance reflected a positive trend of 32.85%.

Germany legend, Philip Lahm to retire in June
Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm thanks the fans after the team's win against Benfica in the Champions League on 13 April 2016. Lahm earned 113 caps for Germany before retiring from worldwide play after captaining his country to a World Cup title in 2014.

'Fall armyworm' attacks southern African crops
South Africa's agriculture ministry said last week it was registering pesticides for use against armyworm . He said the pest was a strong flyer and could be distributed by prevailing winds over large distances.

'Go buy Ivanka's stuff': Kellyanne Conway may have broken ethics laws
President Donald Trump , came under fierce criticism Thursday for promoting the brand of Ivanka, Trump's daughter, on television. Nordstrom and other retailers that have dropped Ivanka's brand contend the decision was based on performance reviews.

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Analyst Estimates And Rating
Moreover, the stock is up 1.69% in one month through last close, to $42.02, showing a -0.20% return during the past three months. Meeder Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Coca-Cola European Partners PLC by 19.0% in the third quarter.

Groups Vow to Protect Public Education Under DeVos
Five senators who received donations from DeVos' family sit on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Close attention also will be paid to how DeVos deals with sexual assault and freedom of speech on campuses.

The Newest Price Tag For Trump's US-Mexico Border Project
The report estimated that agreement alone could bring the cost from $11 million per mile to $15 million per mile in one area. He wants Congress to approve the expenditure, which he maintains will be reimbursed by Mexico.

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy to stand trial over campaign finance accusations
The decision to go to trial comes amid growing scrutiny of politicians finances in the French presidential elections. One of the two judges investigating the matter has signed the order, reported BBC on Tuesday.

Not My Concern - Manchester United Legend Holds Off Gabriel Jesus Praise
At the beginning of the season, few would have expected even Guardiola to leave a fully fit Aguero out for three matches running. Some scoffed when Manchester City swooped for Gabriel Jesus .

Trump says Israel should be 'reasonable' in peace process
ISIS, known to be active in the Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, said that they had fired a barrage of Grad rockets, Haaretz reported . So many people think it can not be made.

Rangers say manager Warburton has resigned
The Scottish FA Cup continues on Sunday afternoon as Rangers host Greenock Morton at Ibrox for a place in the quarter-finals. Alex McLeish has all but admitted he wants the Rangers job. "We are clearly short of where we expected to be at this time".

Drunken Bus Driver Briefly Strands Billikens Basketball Team in NY
New York State Police Trooper James O'Callaghan said he didn't think Edmister was drunk when she drove the team to the game. She was driving for the Lockport-based Grand Tours & Ridge Road Express bus lines, a company employee confirmed Thursday.

Facebook now has a built-in weather app
Facebook rolled out "weather greetings" a year ago in News Feed, which would briefly update the weather on top of the News Feed . Though given the sometimes capricious nature of the Facebook feed, you might not always find the information when you need it.


More News

News
More News