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Anti-Trans Bill Will Be 'Factor' in Deciding If Texas Hosts Future Super Bowls

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The NFL isn’t playing around.

After this year's Super Bowl in Houston, the National Football League has warned Texas that it may exclude the state from hosting future games if an anti-trans "bathroom bill" is passed.

The AP reports that NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy made a statement in regard to SB 6, a state bill heavily advocated by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick that would prevent transgender people from using the bathroom matching their gender identity.

"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," McCarthy said.

In North Carolina, the fallout from the state's HB 2 bathroom law caused major sports leagues to pull championships out of the state. However, the threat of losing the Super Bowl is much more serious; in addition, Texas has hosted several events for the NCAA and other leagues.

They have so far not commented on the upcoming bathroom bill.

For now, Texas is not scheduled to host another Super Bowl through 2021--at least.

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