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NFL warns Texas that its proposed ‘bathroom bill’ may jeopardize chances to host Super Bowls

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posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 03:36 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Have you ever been to a Raiders game or a Buffalo Bills game? Those porta-potties would probably stay upright for all of about 15 minutes and then you'd have blue goo and poop floating everywhere. That's a horrible idea LOL




posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

I'm sure the NFL reads the newspapers and watches TV and they probably have internet in the NFL offices too. They see what happens once ticular groups decide that they don't like anything anymore. They don't want the controversy. That's why they said nothing about the whole taking a knee during the national anthem protest deal. They don't want any controversy at all attached to the NFL name



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 03:57 PM
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does the NFL really want us to believe that transgender people won`t feel welcome at NFL events if they are told what bathroom they have to use?
what about non transgender people who have always been told what bathroom they have to use,won`t they feel unwelcome also?
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posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 04:03 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Arizonaguy

This is a controversy becasue the NFL just made it one.

Like snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.


No. The controversy is the bill itself.

The NFL is distancing themselves from that backwards garbage fire.



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 04:10 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

It'll be interesting to see what comes of this. NFL is considering what could happen to their viewership (bathroom fiasco), but Texas is a huge market for them.



Hmmmmmmmmmm



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: Arizonaguy

So why the big deal about bathrooms?



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 04:41 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

No the NFL just attached their name to it.



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 04:46 PM
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posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 04:48 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Abysha

No the NFL just attached their name to it.


Nope. If the NFL said nothing and accepted discriminatory policy, they would then be attached to it since it affects their own fans/users/etc.

Think of it like this. If Target decided to stop carrying a product that was found it was made by slave labor, are they attaching their name to that product or are they distancing themselves.

It's obvious to me. They are distancing themselves from something that is harmful.



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 04:50 PM
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That the NFL would take this on, despite it's contrary demographics, really makes you wonder about the behind-the-scenes push on this agenda.



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

Does it?

How many regular folks watch the NFL as opposed to transgender folks?

How many regular folks will now not feel comfortable going to NFL games to accommodate the mythical horde of transgender NFL fans?



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

Not a good example of slave labor and retail.


The NFL isn't and should no be in the game of politics. People watch the millionaires bash each others brains out to relax.
The NFl fell for this non issue of where can I defecate and urinate.

If you look like a man, you will have no problem going into a mens urinal. If you look like a man and go into a womens restroom, good luck.

The first time a 35 year old with a heavy beard wanders into the womens room there is going to be hell to pay.
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posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 05:01 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Ideally, most businesses would not be in the game of politics like this.

It's one thing to start a business and operate according to policy, and it's another to exert political pressure through threats.



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Abysha

Does it?

How many regular folks watch the NFL as opposed to transgender folks?

How many regular folks will now not feel comfortable going to NFL games to accommodate the mythical horde of transgender NFL fans?


Either a company chooses to take on discriminatory products or they don't. It's not about accommodating their demographic; it's about keeping the doors open to all demographics.

They are making a business decision to not alienate a minority of potential customers. It makes sense to me that they are wanting to stay out of it.



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 05:11 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Abysha

Not a good example of slave labor and retail.


The NFL isn't and should no be in the game of politics. People watch the millionaires bash each others brains out to relax.
The NFl fell for this non issue of where can I defecate and urinate.

If you look like a man, you will have no problem going into a mens urinal. If you look like a man and go into a womens restroom, good luck.

The first time a 35 year old with a heavy beard wanders into the womens room there is going to be hell to pay.



This isn't what the bill is about though. The bill is about birth certificates. There are women who have lived as women for decades, who were assigned male at birth, but either live in a state where they can't amend their birth certificate or simply haven't done it.

This isn't a simple bill to keep bearded cross dressers out of the women's room. It goes to cruel lengths to discriminate against people who have been peeing just fine without a hassle for years.



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 05:11 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

Are trans a demo now?



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 05:13 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

No.

They are saying they will refuse to operate if the government makes a certain move. They are making threats to influence policy.

Does the NFL have a policy now of allowing transgenders to just go wherever they want at all of their stadiums? No. So this is not a move being made because it violates any policy. Heck, does the NFL accommodate transgender football players? No. So that doesn't apply either because the locker rooms aren't open for transitioning people to use.

This would be different if say ... Target which has an open policy of open bathrooms and changing rooms were to say they were going to close down all their stores. But do you notice what Target isn't doing?
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posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 05:13 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

How would or could a women using the womens room be a problem?



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 05:15 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Bathroom laws are stupid.

Can we PLEASE move past this!



posted on Feb, 10 2017 @ 05:15 PM
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a reply to: Abysha

Here's the thing and where it's all gone screwy. The Constitution was meant to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority. Fine. But we now have a tyranny of the minority pushing an agenda that does not coincide with basic common sense.

Either way is not functional. This NFL thing is simply powerful forces using sports/pop culture to try to normalize otherwise atypical habits. That's not why people tune into sports.
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