Cowboys featured in ad opposing Bathroom Bill

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The Cowboys are working behind the scenes, opposing the passage of the so-called “Bathroom Bill,” according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. A special legislative session is considering a bill that would have people use the restroom that corresponds with the sex on their birth certificate.

Passage of the bill could derail the Cowboys’ bid for the 2018 NFL Draft, among other future events they hope to host.

Per Moore, the Cowboys are featured in a $1 million ad buy by the Texas Association of Business that begins play on radio stations Tuesday. In the ad, a lifelong Cowboys fan describes her excitement that the 2018 draft could be in North Texas. She then says the NFL could reject the club’s bid to host the festivities, costing Texas “millions of dollars in lost revenue and leaving a lot of Cowboys fans angry” if the bathroom bill passes.

Cowboys officials are taking a diplomatic approach, trying not to alienate Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the bill’s primary proponent. Owner Jerry Jones carefully chose his words when asked about the bill, showing no interest in entering the debate publicly.

“There are different bills being discussed,” Jones said, via Moore. “They are fluid and change by the day.”

The Cowboys long have played the role of favorite for the 2018 draft, but the NFL has yet to announce the site for the event. NFL officials have not commented publicly, but a league spokesman addressed the bathroom bill in the wake of Super Bowl LI in Houston in February, saying, “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.”

22 responses to “Cowboys featured in ad opposing Bathroom Bill

  1. Good for them. Boys should use the boys bathroom. Girls use the girls bathroom. I can’t believe this is even an issue. If you are born a male, you’re a male and vice versa. You can’t argue science.

  2. Oh and isn’t it discrimination to not also install a urinal for them until they have their bottom surgery? I mean they may feel female on the inside but they still have the exact same bottom parts as men and it is easier for them to go the same way a man goes. Oh, this is so confusing.

    This is just a bunch of crock. Those trans people who look like females already go in the female restroom and there are no inspections for them to get in. So, what is the problem?

    Exactly how many are these people are there anyway. Hold on to your hats people, this community never sleeps they are looking for any and every way to break down male and female distinctions until they make us believe that we are the ones confused and the rest of the population is just as confused as they are. And the PC Americans are just so stupid and weak they stand for nothing.

  3. As a retired detective, not a Rep. or a Dem., just sort of ‘common sense what’s good for most people person’, hate to say it but if you can stand and go, then you should be in the boy’s room.

    I have quite a few daughters and I’ve gone in when they were little. Brought them into mens rooms when necessary. Etc Etc. My kids are more not more important than your privacy, so I was respectful but they really are more important.

    I also support the LGBT world but at the same time, I know certain people will dress up and grab your kid. Not that hasn’t happened before but now it’s easier.

    Tough issue but I error on the side of kids, no matter how remote. If it can happen, somewhere, it will happen.

    As a mature adult, I’d use a horse trow with whatever anyone wants to be. But the kids…

    PS

    So Jerry is all about the money and nothing else. Take a stand and be about something other than money.

  4. This goes to show that the old adage is true, Americas team plays in Dallas, Texas’ team plays in Houston.

    The majority of the State of Texas is FOR the bathroom bill, voters in Houston already voted and rejected former lesbian mayor Anise Parkers transgenders in the women’s bathroom bill.

    Texans don’t want this garbage and we’re not going to cave just because the NFL takes away the Super Bowl.

  5. After a dozen beers, how many 23 year olds will be “identifying” as a woman, and walk into that bathroom. You will need armed security in every bathroom in every stadium. Why are we trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist, but for .01% of the population?

  6. Religious laws being made to attack transgender folks. This has never been an issue in the past. Guess what, transgender people have been using the bathroom of their choice since forever. Making laws against it is an attack by Christians on a community they despise. Garbage.

  7. niners816 says:
    Jul 24, 2017 3:22 PM
    Good for them. Boys should use the boys bathroom. Girls use the girls bathroom. I can’t believe this is even an issue. If you are born a male, you’re a male and vice versa. You can’t argue science.
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    You realize the Cowboys oppose the bill, right?

  8. niners816 says:
    Jul 24, 2017 3:22 PM

    Good for them. Boys should use the boys bathroom. Girls use the girls bathroom. I can’t believe this is even an issue. If you are born a male, you’re a male and vice versa. You can’t argue science.

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    I love it when people with no scientific background try to preach like they’re experts.

    Understand the same DNA which grants trans-gendered the the genitalia they’re born with also wires their brain and therefore sexual identity.

    Sexuality has more to do with what’s between the ears than the legs.

  9. Expecting people to use the bathroom that corresponds to their anatomy is a controversial stance to take, what a wonderful time to be alive.

  10. cowboysfan1979 says:
    Jul 24, 2017 3:40 PM

    After a dozen beers, how many 23 year olds will be “identifying” as a woman, and walk into that bathroom. You will need armed security in every bathroom in every stadium. Why are we trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist, but for .01% of the population?

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    What an infantile argument. So essentially you’re equating transgendered people with sexual predators? In your own words “we are trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist”. LBGTQ folks have been using the bathroom of their choice since forever, it was only made a problem until after the conservatives lost their battle against same-sex marriage.

  11. alonestartexan says:
    Jul 24, 2017 3:37 PM
    This goes to show that the old adage is true, Americas team plays in Dallas, Texas’ team plays in Houston.

    The majority of the State of Texas is FOR the bathroom bill, voters in Houston already voted and rejected former lesbian mayor Anise Parkers transgenders in the women’s bathroom bill.

    Texans don’t want this garbage and we’re not going to cave just because the NFL takes away the Super Bowl.

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    Houston couldnt keep their original team and had to get a new one. When the Texans actually do something worth paying attention to, people outside of Houston might actually care about them.

    Who cares about this bill, unless they are going to check every person that uses a public restroom….this is a “do nothing bill” that only serves to hurt Texas financially.

  12. North Carolina’s so-called Bathroom Bill has a number of provisions making it legal to discriminate against the LGBT community regarding jobs, medical insurance, etc. But by focusing the debate on this red herring of “solving” a problem that doesn’t exist, legislators were able to move the debate away from where it should have been.

    If I lived in Texas, or wanted to take some sort of political stand because my company operated in Texas, I’d be sure to find out what’s hiding in its Bathroom Bill.

  13. Because that’s the biggest problem in Texas. Good to know they have their priorities straight. Pun intended.

  14. What an infantile argument. So essentially you’re equating transgendered people with sexual predators?

    If that is what you took away from the statement you are an absolute moron. There is no equating transgender with predators in that statement. It is pointing out the loophole that the supporters refuse to acknowledge. As it stands right now, transgenders use the bathroom they belong in, with no problems. If you make a law that says, anyone can use the bathroom of their choice, any guy on the planet, I’ll repeat, ANY GUY can use the ladies room for any reason, under the guise of “I identify as a woman”. Do you want creeps to be able to legally creep on women (not trans people creeping, legit creeps taking advantage of the law)? That is the problem that is never acknowledged. It’s always shifted to “trans people aren’t predators”. We know they aren’t. But these laws are a ticket to creating a men’s room used by men, and a ladies room used by everyone (some for nefarious reasons). I dont think anyone is worried about the woman with male parts in the ladies room, they are concerned with the creep pretending to be a woman with male parts using the ladies room to plant his wifi cameras for his fetish website

  15. Wow, is Texas trying to “out-stupid” North Carolina, or What?
    I know that armchair quarterbacks are boring and ignorant–but armchair Scientists are Really Amazing!
    What’s it like to be so intelligent–with Absolutely No Education when it comes to politics, history, human sexuality, or law?

  16. Houston couldnt keep their original team and had to get a new one. When the Texans actually do something worth paying attention to, people outside of Houston might actually care about them.

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    And Dallas lost their team too (Dallas Texans to Kansas City) what’s your point?

    Does it still sting that despite winning 5 Super Bowls, the Houston Oilers were the first team to win Championships in the State of Texas? (AFL Chanpions 60, 61.)

  17. Guess it easy for a bunch of billionaires, that don’t use public bathrooms to hold the public/government hostage over this. Men go the men’s room, ladies to the ladies room… If that’s not clear, go outside and use the third tree/shrub to the right

  18. no other state has (anti trans) public restroom laws, NC had one for a time and that failed. some sates and many cities have pro LGBT laws that extend to employment, accommodations, housing and restroom use and no real issues. only issues that came up were people testing the laws and i think one case where the person lied or was on drugs.

    for those that think someone might impersonate a trans person to enter a public restroom, this would require: they go into public dressed in something very uncomfortable in, get caught on camera (almost all businesses have many cameras befre getting to restroom), risk witnesses, only one way out, etc, why would they go that far to commit a crime? whats keeping them from committing 2 crimes? why not impersonate a cop? one can more easily snatch small children from playgrounds even with parent watching, kids walking or playing on along the street, or anywhere else. its like saying you cant have a car because you might run people over intentionally or not. Someone who wants easy access to your kids would push real hard against trans people using the restroom that best matches their appearance its easier to get in the ladies room if your a guy under the guise of being a trans man… if the child is older (teens) just meet them online and arrange play time.

    90% of child sexual assaults happen by family or friends – people known and trusted by the child. ad i bet everyone up to this point never thought about the 90% thing, so 90% of children are being sexually assaulted by people known to them and you all are worried trans people going pee, so comfortable with children being sexually abused just not trans people going pee in the stall

    the science arguments fail to take into consideration the scientific theories of what causes gender dysphoria, brain scans or full genetic understanding. not going into grand detail here: trans people are either born that way or because of something they are exposed to in early life before age 4.

    laws do not protect people, laws never ever protected people and never will. if you think i’m wrong here please consider for a moment the amount of gun violence or better yet school shootings where guns arent allowed so that like multiple crimes and people still do it, “but we gotta protect the children in the restrooms”.

    and what about the small boys they have always been at risk of pedo’s in restrooms and this will never change

    you dont really care about the children just the discrimination against trans people.

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