The NFL will not move the 2017 Super Bowl from Houston after the losers in the so-called “bathroom” ordinance demanded on Wednesday that the league cancel or move the annual event a day after Houston voters overwhelmingly rejected the HERO (Houston Equal Rights Ordinance) proposition.
“This will not affect our plans for Super Bowl LI in 2017,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement. “We will work closely with the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee to make sure all fans feel welcomed at our events. Our policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness, and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other improper standard.”
As Breitbart Texas reported, Houston voters on Tuesday “rejected Mayor Annise Parker’s ordinance proposal that would have allowed men to enter women’s bathrooms, showers and changing areas based on gender identification. The HERO (Houston Equal Rights Ordinance) proposition was rejected by a vote of 61 to 39 percent with 95 percent of the ballots counted.”
After the proposition failed, LGBT activists even started a change.org petition to demand the NFL pull the Super Bowl from Houston to “demonstrate its commitment to equality, freedom and justice in a truly meaningful way.”