One week after the Super Bowl the NFL sent a strong message to the State of Texas. The NFL notified them that if the State legislature passed a bill having people use the bathroom of their biological gender that they may not be eligible to get large events such as the Super Bowl.
This was the same threat that the NBA posed to the State of North Carolina when they passed their bathroom law. When North Carolina passed a similar law the NBA moved the All-Star game from Charlotte to New Orleans to punish them. The NCAA has also threatened to shut out the Tar Heel’s (North Carolina’s U basketball team) out of future events unless the law (HR2) is repealed.
Neither state appear seems that they are going to cave to the NFL, NBA, or the NCAA.
“The NBA and the NFL have lost their minds, as well as their moral compass, ” says Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick. “They are shaking in their sneakers because they’re so afraid of political correctness.”
A Texas State Senator and Republican Lois Kohlkorst (former college athlete) claim:
SB6 as the bathroom bill, covers more than restrooms. For example, if SB6 fails to become law, a player on the men’s basketball team who self-identifies as female can choose the girls’ locker room to suit up and shower in. She warns, “The thought of 15- and 16 –year-old boys and girls showering together at school is something we should think about.”
Women’s groups are now voicing alarm. “We’re hearing from women, especially rape victims, who are offended and traumatized by the thought of a man being in these most intimate places with them,” Kolkhorst says. “This cuts through party lines and goes to our shared system of values.”
She claims to cite internal polling showing SB6 is favored by every ethnic group in Texas but one: white liberal Democrats. Keep in mind that his coming from a Republican who opposes the bill.
According to a report from FOX News, the NBA and NCAA declined any comment regarding any statement. The NFL did state that “it is inclusive and opposed to discrimination of any kind, but won’t comment further.”
The NFL has had tons of problems over the past few years when it hid information regarding concussions, violence against women, and players who refused to stand for the National Anthem”. If the NFL or the NBA wants to isolate their base they may find themselves a little empty in the wallet.
Source: Fox News