according to (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images) (Photo: Maxx Wolfson, 2017 Getty Images)AUSTIN – The NFL is cracking down on Texas’ proposed “bathroom bill” that targets transgender persons after the Super Bowl in Houston.
As of now there are no Super Bowl sites scheduled in Texas through 2021.
This statement is much more forceful than a previous NFL statement earlier this month.
HOUSTON, TX – JANUARY 30: A general view as Atlanta Falcons players speak with the media during Super Bowl 51 Opening Night at Minute Maid Park on January 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy suggested Friday that Texas may lose out on future Super Bowls if there were such laws that are “discriminatory or inconsistent with our values”.
NFL Warns Texas That ‘Bathroom Bill’ Could Impact Future Super Bowls In State
Governor Dan Patrick responded to the NFL and their statement against the proposed Texas bathroom bill with a reiteration that State Bill 6 is not about discrimination.
That’s when Abbott mocked the NFL both for their response to the proposed Texas bathroom bill and the infamous “deflategate” scandal.
Something that the newly-introduced Texas bathroom bill is not, at least according to the NFL.
As Texas discusses State Bill 8, otherwise known as “the Texas Privacy Act,” which would allow businesses to set their own bathroom policies.
While the NFL has already filled its Super Bowl slots until 2022, the proposed new Texas bathroom bill could potentially prevent the state from being awarded the honor of hosting the event beyond that point.