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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thanks To Speaker Joe Straus SB6 Avoids A Forced Vote, For Today

Thanks To Speaker Joe Straus SB6 Avoids A Forced Vote, For Today

While the rest of Texas was going to work and doing normal day to day tasks, a legislator tried to sneak the Texas Bathroom Bill through the House. Tomorrow would have been devastating had one Republican not stepped up to stop this. It’s one thing when a discriminatory bill is made into law using normal […]

Texas tourism experts slam bathroom bill SB6

Texas tourism experts slam bathroom bill SB6

Tourism experts slam “bathroom bill” SB6 – Likely multi-billion dollar losses Texas and national tourism experts decry “bathroom bill” SB6, citing potential multi-billion dollar losses Professional associations, meeting planners, and Texas convention & visitors bureau unveils new campaign called “Texas Welcomes All” Austin, Texas –January 11, 2017- A coalition of Texas Convention and Visitors Bureaus […]

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 […]