With the NHL draft scheduled to come to their state next year, the Dallas Stars have publicly opposed the Texas “bathroom bill,” becoming the first professional team do to so, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News.
“The Dallas Stars stands strongly opposed to any legislation perceived as discriminatory, including proposed bathroom legislation,” Stars president Jim Lites said in a statement. “We welcome fans from all over the globe and our roster boasts players from half a dozen countries. Dallas welcomes all, and we welcome all.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said that he wants to sign a bathroom bill into law and was pushing for one to get to him during a special session.
In the second part of the statement, Lites addresses the NHL draft.
“We’re thrilled that Dallas will host the NHL draft next year and we’re grateful that the NHL sees the true Dallas that we know and love, a Dallas that is friendly and vibrant,” he said. “Dallas will be a wonderful host city and we’re grateful for the NHL’s business. We are proud of our home and…