The Dallas Stars became the first professional sports team to publicly oppose Texas’ proposed “bathroom bill.” Texas governor Greg Abbot is trying to pass legislation that would undo city ordinances that protect transgender individuals’ right to use facilities that match their gender identity and force them to use restrooms that match their biological sex. And Stars president Jim Lites released a statement Thursday to tell state legislators that the team won’t stand for it. “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,” Lites said, per the Dallas Morning News. “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.”