Tamara Holder

NBA joins NFL in opposing Texas’ discriminatory bathroom bill

According to The Dallas Morning News:

Texas’ bathroom bill, sponsored by Brenham Republican Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, would let organizations like the NFL and NCAA set their own bathroom policies at convention centers or arenas in Texas, but would prohibit cities from passing local laws to safeguard transgender rights in those venues’ restrooms. It would also prohibit trans Texans from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity in public schools and government buildings. Business groups, including Dallas’ convention and visitors bureau, have derided the bill as “discriminatory,” saying it would create the perception that Texas does not value the rights of its LGBT community. 

Earlier this week, the NFL publicly opposed the bill. And the NBA has joined in its opposition. Today, NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement to FOX Business:

“We consider a wide range of factors when making decisions about host locations for league-wide events like the All-Star Game – foremost among them is ensuring the environment where those who participate and attend are treated fairly and equally.” 

Tamara Holder is an Illinois criminal defense attorney who focuses her practice on pardons. She was an analyst on Fox News Channel and host of its only sports show “Sports Court.”