"[To] try to dictate to the state of Texas what types of policies we’re going to pass... that’s unacceptable."From: NewNowNext
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has some harsh words for those who say they’ll boycott the state if it passes anti-LGBT legislation—namely, that Texans “don’t care.”
Gov. Abbott appeared on the Glenn Beck Program to discuss the backlash the Lone Star State’s received in response to a trio of discriminatory bills currently working through the state legislature.
SB6 would bar transgender women from using public women’s restrooms, HB 1362 would prohibit schools from allowing students of “more than one sex or gender” to use the same bathroom and SB 242 would require school employees to notify parents if their children were gay, bisexual or trans.
Earlier this week, the NFL condemned the proposed laws, warning Texas that if they were to pass, the league would consider barring the state from ever hosting the Super Bowl again. A few days later, over 140 artists and performers signed an open letter attacking the bills.
“The NFL is walking on thin ice right here… the NFL needs to concentrate on playing football and get the heck out of politics,” Abbott began.
“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.”
“We don’t care what the NFL thinks and certainly what their political policies are because they are not a political arm of the state of Texas or the United States of America,” he concluded. “They need to learn their place in the United States, which is to govern football, not politics.”