• Lobbyist backs off, sort of, from desire to ban gay NFL players

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Feb 27, 2014
    On Monday, lobbyist Jack Burkman announced plans for a bill that would ban gay players from the NFL. Ultimately, the bill proposed by lobbyist Jack Burkman isn’t aimed at keeping gay players out of NFL locker rooms. In other words, as long as the player doesn’t come out as gay, there would be no problem. Burkman explained that it would establish a general ban on gay players unless teams choose to provide separate facilities wherever there would be nudity. “That’s not discrimination against the straight ma...
    • Jack Burkman’s bill applies only to “self-declared” gay players

      Ultimately, the bill proposed by lobbyist Jack Burkman isn’t aimed at keeping gay players out of NFL locker rooms. Instead, it’s about keeping gay players in the closet. The proposed bill, titled The American Decency Act of 2014, prohibits NFL teams fro…

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