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Texas House lawmakers hear overnight testimony on alternative “bathroom bill”

Texas House lawmakers hear overnight testimony on alternative “bathroom bill”

Amid concerns about rolling back local protections for vulnerable Texans and dire economic fallout, a panel of House lawmakers considered a measure into the early hours of Thursday morning that some are hoping will serve as an alternative approach to regulating bathroom use for transgender Texans. by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune April 20, 2017 […]

Texas transgender mayor Jess Herbst takes action in Austin

Texas transgender mayor Jess Herbst takes action in Austin

New Hope Mayor Jess Herbst led a group of transgender activists to the halls of the Legislative building Thursday, April 6th in response to SB6, the infamous Texas bathroom bill. Mayor Herbst was hopeful that after lawmakers had an opportunity to meet the people they are so intent on criminalizing they might have a change of […]

Asheville breaks with NC, Hosts SoCon despite HB2

Asheville breaks with NC, Hosts SoCon despite HB2

Asheville North Carolina by hosting the SoCon basketball March Madness is breaking ranks with the Atlantic conference, NCAA, NBA and NFL HB2 boycott. The city could have acted in unison with the state but they didn’t. Most tragically the real struggle was about money and came from within our very own community. And not a […]

TX and NC Bathroom Bills, How Different are they?

TX and NC Bathroom Bills, How Different are they?

  Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst maintain the so-called “bathroom bill” is significantly different from a similar law passed in North Carolina. But how exactly does the original wording of Senate Bill 6 stack up against North Carolina’s House Bill 2? Here’s how the “bathroom bills” in North Carolina and Texas […]

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’. […]

Texas Next? NCAA to pull out of NC until 2023 over HB2

Texas Next? NCAA to pull out of NC until 2023 over HB2

The NC legislature was put on notice that all NCAA championship games for the foreseeable future, possibly forever, are at risk of being moved out of state if HB2 is not fully repealed. The latest reveal from the NCAA occurred after Scott Dupree, executive director Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance wrote a letter to the legislature warning […]

HB2 Redux: Texas legislators submit Anti LGBT Bills

HB2 Redux: Texas legislators submit Anti LGBT Bills

A pair of bills submitted to the Texas state legislature would if passed make government inaccessible for transgender adults and school little more than a dream for Texas transgender children. SB6 submitted by Kolkhorst and championed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick would require people use only restroom and showers which correspond to the sex indicated […]

TX Lt Gov Dan Patrick’s 2017 Priority: HB2 bathroom bill.

TX Lt Gov Dan Patrick’s 2017 Priority: HB2 bathroom bill.

Texas Lt Gov Dan Patrick addressed the Dallas regional chamber of commerce Friday making a case for a bill outlawing transgender people from restrooms calling it “The Women’s Privacy Act”. His first statement while doing so was defensive, showing that his rationale for the bill was considered flawed and had been previously questioned by many in […]

McCrory took $500,000 earmarked for Hurricane Matthew to use against the poor

McCrory took $500,000 earmarked for Hurricane Matthew to use against the poor

Last June the North Carolina Legislature at the request of Gov Pat McCrory moved a half-million dollars from the state’s emergency fund to his office for the legal defense of HB2. They did it by passing a bill authorizing the transfer which sat on McCrory’s desk unsigned until it automatically became law. McCrory’s HB2 wasn’t just a bill […]

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison threatens to pull deputies from schools

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison threatens to pull deputies from schools

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison has put school officials on notice after a recent incident regarding a transgender student’s right to access public accommodations. Harrison said that his officers are in a bad place since there is no clear policies in place district wide. At first glance this would seem innocent, a law enforcement officer […]

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