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Dallas Stars Statement On Proposed Bathroom Legislation In Texas

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Stars President and CEO James R. Lites issued the following statement regarding the proposed bathroom legislation:

"When the Stars moved to Dallas in 1993 we were fortunate to encounter success early on, and we've cultivated what we consider to be the best fan base in the National Hockey League. Dallas was warm and welcoming when we came to this great city 25 years ago, and it remains so today. The Dallas Stars stands strongly opposed to any legislation perceived as discriminatory, including proposed bathroom legislation. 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.

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. Dallas will be a wonderful host city and we're grateful for the NHL's business. We are proud of our home and want every visitor to feel at home here, too, and that' s why we oppose this discriminatory bathroom legislation."

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Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

There is a controversial bill winding its way through the Texas Legislature — known as the “bathroom bill” — deemed homophobic and non-accepting of transgender rights. Should the bill pass, all eyes will be on the NHL, which recently awarded the 2018 draft to the Dallas Stars.

The NHL has undertaken numerous initiatives to prove it is accepting of the LBGT community, including welcoming Pride Tape and pairing up with You Can Play. On Wednesday, both the Stars and the NHL condemned the senate bill.

“We strongly oppose the bill in its original form,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told Sportsnet in an email Wednesday afternoon. “We hope and expect that bill in that form will not be passed into law. We would obviously have to reassess the situation in the event that happens.”

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 08/09/17 at 06:58 PM ET

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Good for the Stars. That bill is ridiculous.

Posted by ChillDistiller from Michigan on 08/09/17 at 08:26 PM ET

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What a bunch of PR BS.

Posted by TreKronor on 08/10/17 at 08:09 AM ET

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