Dallas Stars 'strongly opposed' to Texas' 'bathroom bill'

Dallas Stars 'strongly opposed' to Texas' 'bathroom bill'

When the National Hockey League awarded its 2018 draft to Dallas, it was met with harsh criticism from the LGBT community in the wake of the controversial "bathroom bill" proposed by Texas legislators.

"The Dallas Stars stands strongly opposed to any legislation perceived as discriminatory, including proposed bathroom legislation", President James Lites said Wednesday. Bob McNair, the Houston Texans owner, and Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks owner, have criticized the bill.

The Dallas Morning News reported last month the Cowboys have been "quietly lobbying against" the bill in the hope of landing the NFL Draft next year.

The Dallas Stars have officially come out in opposition of the proposed bathroom legislation now up for debate in the Texas Legislature's Special Session, joining a long list of companies and government officials to speak out.

"For six decades, our company has brought together buyers and sellers for the benefit of all participants from around the world", said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center.

Despite opposition, BMC makes signing of 'Vande Mataram' compulsory in civic schools
A senior civic official from the education department said that the administration was not in favour of backing the proposal. Mahadeshwar said that the BMC will send the notice to the state government, which is entitled to take the final call.

Multiple versions of the bathroom bill have been filed this year. Gov. Greg Abbott convened a special session to revive the issue, but it looks unlikely to pass before that ends next week.

Currently, three bathroom bills have been proposed that would either restrict restroom use based on biological sex or undo city ordinances that protect the right of transgender men, women and children to use intimate facilities that match their gender identity. However, neither team as a whole has come out in public opposition.

While no actions have been made, the threat of losing business in the state has stopped the House Republicans from passing the billing.

If the special session lasts 30 days, as expected, it will end August 16.

Related Articles