City Council weighing LGBT sports resolution

Wed. April 24, 2013 7:53 AM by Windy City Media Group

Chicago, IL - Chicago's city council could soon be pushing to make professional sports safer for LGBT athletes.

The council is weighing a resolution that calls on sports commissioners to make pro-LGBT public statements and sanction athletes who use anti-gay slurs.

The resolution, introduced April 10, would be sent to Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, Football Commissioner Roger Goodell, Basketball Commissioner David Stern, Hockey Commissioner Gary Bettman and Soccer Commissioner Don Garber.

The document asks commissioners to encourage LGBT players to come out and to pledge to create a safe and supportive environment for them.

Ald. Joe Moore introduced the resolution, which has since picked up 20 other sponsors, including openly gay Alds. Tom Tunney and James Cappleman.

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