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Texas Bathroom Bill Dies as Legislatures Adjourn Sine Die

Texas Bathroom Bill Dies as Legislatures Adjourn Sine Die

Late last night the Texas Senate followed the House in gaveling out for the final time ending the special session, leaving the latest versions of the bathroom to die. It was a tremendous victory for Texans encompassing every stratum and demographic of the Lonestar state. Those who traveled to Austin for the three torturous overnight […]

The Texas Bathroom Bill is dead as long as Speaker Straus is alive

The Texas Bathroom Bill is dead as long as Speaker Straus is alive

House speaker Joe Straus made no qualms about expressing his “disgust” with the Texas Bathroom bill during the regular session and has kept to the moral high ground during the special session. Like a ray of sunshine, we are given hope as the Speaker’s latest indicates he won’t allow himself to be bullied by religious […]

Lawmakers Go to War over Texas Bathroom Bill

Lawmakers Go to War over Texas Bathroom Bill

Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio rejected Lt Gov. Dan Patrick’s demand for a Texas bathroom bill Friday saying it was ‘absurd’ that they waste any more time on it. Patrick responded later Friday in a press conference publicly asking Gov Greg Abbott for a special session for two issues Patrick deemed essential. Patrick blamed the […]

A deal with the devil on discrimination Sunday advances the Texas Bathroom Bill

A deal with the devil on discrimination Sunday advances the Texas Bathroom Bill

Looks like Dan Patrick will change the Bathroom bill amendment that the Texas House attached to a school bill on Sunday in what local papers are calling a ‘deal with the devil’ on ‘Discrimination Sunday’. House speaker Joe Straus opposes bathroom bills calling it a manufactured problem allowed a bathroom bill amendment vote on a […]

Texas Bathroom Bill Dies in Committee

Texas Bathroom Bill Dies in Committee

A key deadline passed on Monday without the House “bathroom bill” getting out of committee, meaning the bill won’t make it to the House floor this session. But that doesn’t mean the issue itself is dead. by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune May 10, 2017 A proposal to gut cities and school districts’ trans-inclusive bathroom policies did […]

Libby was asleep by the time she was called to speak against the Texas Bathroom bill

Libby was asleep by the time she was called to speak against the Texas Bathroom bill

  Listen to what a 7-year-old transgender girl had planned to say last week during a Texas House State Affairs Committee hearing on a bill that would regulate bathroom use for transgender Texans. by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune April 24, 2017   By the time the Gonzales family was called up to testify, Libby […]

SGT Harriet Green to Testify Against the Texas Bathroom Bill

SGT Harriet Green to Testify Against the Texas Bathroom Bill

Meet SGT Harriet Green, who made history this April coming out as the first out transgender woman in the Texas National Guard. She is here waiting at the Equality Texas hospitality suite waiting for the State Affairs committee to convene so she can have her say about the latest Bathroom Bill, HB 2899. This is a […]

135+ Artists Condemn Texas Bathroom Bill

135+ Artists Condemn Texas Bathroom Bill

135+ musicians and stars have joined together to let Texas Lt. Gov Dan Patrick know that they stand united against discrimination specifically Bathroom Bill SB6 and HB1362. Stars from Alaska to Alabama, performers internationally renowned, to bands loved locally, all warned Texas leaders about the bills calling them ‘poison, a barrier between Texas and the future’. […]

American Federation of Teachers Slam the Texas Bathroom Bill

American Federation of Teachers Slam the Texas Bathroom Bill

“Dan Patrick is waging a war on kids.” said Louis Malfaro, president of the 65,000-member Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers. “Under Patrick’s lack of leadership, we’ve seen a failure to provide resources needed for Child Protective Services, resulting in thousands of children in need of care and supervision, and kids forced to […]

Tory MP David Davies Pushes Texas Inspired Bathroom Bill For The UK

Tory MP David Davies Pushes Texas Inspired Bathroom Bill For The UK

David Davies, Tory MP for Monmouth, has argued in a recent article for the newspaper South Wales Argus that transgender women should be made to use men’s facilities, referring to them as ‘he/she’s’. The article came following the announced plans by Tory Equality Minister Justine Greening to reform the Gender Recognition act to make it easier for […]

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