The NFL recently warned the state of Texas that a proposal to limit transgender access to bathrooms could impact future decisions about the location of major sporting events. Is this nothing more than political blackmail? Should organizations/big businesses be allowed to pursue public policy agendas at the expense of fans/consumers?

Prescott Valley, AZ Correspondent-It is nothing more than political blackmail, and organizations like the NFL should not be allowed to pursue public policy agendas at the expense of fans, consumers and state laws that make policies on behalf of citizen majorities.

The idea that the NFL and other organizations and businesses should make or greatly influence policy is ludicrous. As NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy recently stated, “If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law there (Texas) that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events.”

Texas Governor Abbott responded to McCarthy’s remark by saying, “For some low-level NFL adviser to come out and say that they are going to micromanage and try to dictate to the state of Texas what types of policies we’re going to pass in our state, that’s unacceptable,” and he is right, it is unacceptable. Continue reading