At a time when NFL players have been criticized for not speaking out on social issues, one prominent quarterback quietly took action in connection with his offseason nuptials.
Via TheKnot.com, wedding planner Mindy Weiss said that Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s wedding to Ciara originally was set for North Carolina, but that they changed the location due to the state’s transgender bathroom law.
Paris apparently was the second choice, but it was Fashion Week. So London became the third, and final, destination.
Some will praise Wilson for not grandstanding on the issue. Others will use the gesture as further evidence that NFL players go out of their way to say absolutely nothing on anything remotely controversial, in order to offend no one.
The NFL chose not to move ownership meetings that happened in Charlotte in May, although multiple owners spoke out against the controversial House Bill 2, which requires citizens to use the restrooms that correspond with the gender of their birth, not the gender with which they identify. The NBA has since scrapped the 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, moving it to New Orleans.