More than 1,000 NFL players and coaches will protest President Donald Trump’s proposed federal legislation that would prohibit discrimination against LGBT people in federal employment.
The players’ union, NFL Players Association, said in a statement that they “stand firmly behind the LGBT community and the work of the LGBTQ community.”
The protest will take place Monday at 1:30 p.m.
ET at the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va.
The players have been working to reach out to NFL owners and owners have responded with a public letter that says they are “open to further discussion” on how to address the bill.
The league says it has reached agreements with other players’ unions across the country.
They have also reached agreements to work with other groups to reach an agreement.
They’re trying to work on a deal with the NFL Players Council, which will decide whether the league will sign on to the bill and will vote on it after a series of committees review the issue, according to the statement.
The bill has garnered strong opposition from some of the league’s most prominent players.
Players have said the bill is discriminatory and would be detrimental to the NFL and the players.
The union also released a statement Wednesday, saying it is working with the league to reach a solution that “does not violate the constitution or the law.”NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also issued a statement.
“The players are united in their belief that this legislation is unwise and dangerous,” he said.
“The players have made clear that the legislation would not only harm our game and our players, but would also harm the broader community.
I know that the owners will agree with this.”
The NFL Players Federation has not yet responded to a request for comment.
The NFL has a history of standing up for its players, as it has for players who have been arrested and convicted of crimes.