Politics

NFL won't move 2017 Super Bowl from Houston

The NFL has announced that it will not move the 2017 Super Bowl from Houston, Texas, even after the city's vote to repeal an anti-discrimination law sparked outrage from LGBT activists and calls to move the big game to another city.

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in a statement to The New York Times Wednesday that the controversial vote "will not affect our plans for Super Bowl LI in 2017."

"We will work closely with the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee to make sure all fans feel welcomed at our events," he continued. "Our policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness, and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other improper standard."

Tuesday's vote repealed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which the Houston City Council passed into law by an 11-6 vote in May, 2014.

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