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Jerry Jones reported with concerns about a Texas bathroom bill

Posted By on Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 11:48 AM

click to enlarge JERRY JONES: Raises concerns about Texas bathroom bill.
  • JERRY JONES: Raises concerns about Texas bathroom bill.
The Texas Tribune reports that Arkansas native Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, is among those who've contacted Texas officials in apparent opposition to a "bathroom bill" banning transgender restroom use other than facilities that match birth gender, even though it contains a stadium exemption meant to deter North Carolina-style blowback by outfits like the NBA and NCAA.

Business and tourism officials say a partial exemption for some stadiums and convention centers won't protect the state from adverse economic consequences, based on experiences elsewhere.

Associations holding conventions in Texas are already “expressing concern” over the legislation, tourism officials say. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has reached out to [Lt. Gov. Dan} Patrick regarding the legislation, Patrick’s staff confirmed. And the Texas Association of Business, which represents hundreds of businesses and regularly sides with conservatives, is also opposed to the legislation, in part over concerns about it affecting the state's ability to obtain business investments and recruit top talent to the state.
What's good for pro football is good for America. Please note, Sens. Standridge and Stubblefield, who've introduced an Arkansas bathroom bill.

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