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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 House passes children’s bathroom bill

Texas House passes children’s bathroom bill

Amid Republican choruses of its only children, the Texas House passed an amendment today Sunday, May 21st, 2017, requiring transgender children not use school restrooms that match their gender expression if cisgender children are present. This cowardly despicable attack against the most vulnerable of society was in response to warnings by state businesses that a wider bill […]

Texas may try to pass anti-trans law on of all days, Sunday

Texas may try to pass anti-trans law on of all days, Sunday

Right wing bigots in the Texas legislature may try to attach an amendment to a bill in the House today targeting transgender people, primarily trans children. There can be nothing more shameful than targeting innocent children for political gain. The Capitol is buzzing with word that a bathroom amendment targeting transgender schoolchildren will be added […]

NC Gov Roy Cooper Promises Executive Order Giving LGBT People Full Rights

NC Gov Roy Cooper Promises Executive Order Giving LGBT People Full Rights

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper pledged to issue an executive order to undo the damage resulting from HB2 and the subsequent so-called repeal. “I’m going to issue an executive order pretty soon that is comprehensive that helps with LGBT protections,” Roy Cooper said. “And we’re going to keep working every day. We’ve had a lot […]

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 House to Debate Anti LGBT HB 2899 Wednesday

Texas House to Debate Anti LGBT HB 2899 Wednesday

The Texas Legislature is scheduled to debate House Bill 2899 Wednesday, a measure which would strip LGBT protective laws from cities and towns. The proposal to be heard in the State Affairs Committee is being billed as a more “palatable business-friendly” alternative to SB6. According to the Dallas Morning News, the amended bill would ban cities, school […]

Mack Beggs can now wrestle Boys, but in Texas schools, it’s still girls

Mack Beggs can now wrestle Boys, but in Texas schools, it’s still girls

Mack Beggs, the transgender boy who made national news winning the Texas girls championship last season can now wrestle boys during the summer. But due to the newly passed Texas rules, he will still have to wrestle girls at high school matches. The updated national amateur policy spotlights the absurdity of the antiquated transphobic Texas […]

Kind Clinic Austin Now Offering Free Transgender Care

Kind Clinic Austin Now Offering Free Transgender Care

Kind Clinic in Austin is now offering no cost transgender care in response to the Texas Senate advancing the Bathroom Bill SB6 Tuesday. Kind Clinic, a nonprofit operates on grants and donations does not do surgery, but uses the informed consent model for prescribing Hormones to help the 125,000 transgender people living in Texas. From the […]

Texas Legislature Advances the Transgender Bathroom Bill

Texas Legislature Advances the Transgender Bathroom Bill

Despite overwhelming public opposition, the Texas Senate State Affairs committee voted Tuesday to advance the Texas Bathroom Bill onto the Senate floor for a vote. Senators denied SB6 was discriminatory, a bill that would put me in jail, voted 8-1 in favor moving it out of committee despite listening to 20 hours of public testimony […]

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 […]

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