The highly political NFL is back at it again, this time threatening punishment to the state of Texas if they do not allow males who say they are female into women's and girls' bathrooms, locker-rooms and fitting rooms.
According to NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, if Texas is to enact Senate Bill 6—a law that mandates public schools and public buildings allow bathroom entry based on sex reflected on one's birth certificate, not "gender identity"—they will likely bar the state from hosting future Super Bowls.
"If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law there, that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events," said McCarthy, speaking of the new legislation.
Of course, the fact that Senate Bill 6 allows stadiums to set their own bathroom policies is of no apparent concern to the NFL. As noted by The Texas Tribune, the new bill exempts "convention centers, stadiums and entertainment venues." According to Senator Lois Kolkhorst, the legislation doesn't apply "if the location owned by a government entity is privately leased to an outside entity."
Republican Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, who has backed the bill, came back swinging at the "misinformation."
"Despite persistent misinformation in the media, under Senate Bill 6, all Texas teams will be able to set their own policies at the stadiums and arenas where they play and hold their events. There is no conflict with the NFL's statement today and Senate Bill 6," said Alejandro Garcia, a spokesperson for Patrick.
As noted by ESPN.com, "The NFL has selected future Super Bowl sites through 2021, none of which are in Texas. Dallas hosted the game in 2011, and three Super Bowls have been played in Texas since 2004, which is second only to Florida."
The NFL made another strong statement in favor of leftist doctrine late last year, when the San Francisco 49ers gave national-anthem protesting, anti-cop, pro-Castro, sub-par QB Colin Kaepernick the Len Eshmont Award for being "inspirational and courageous." Seriously.
It's a mystery why their ratings are in the tank.