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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 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 […]

TX Gov Tells NFL “Learn Your Place” and stay away from the Bathroom Bill

TX Gov Tells NFL “Learn Your Place” and stay away from the Bathroom Bill

“The NFL needs to concentrate on playing football and get the heck out of politics,” Gov. Greg Abbott told conservative radio host Glenn Beck. by Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune, Feb. 14, 2017 Gov. Greg Abbott is blasting the NFL for raising the prospect that Texas’ so-called “bathroom bill” could impact future events in the […]

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 Lawmaker Briscoe Cain Mocks Trans Violence

Texas Lawmaker Briscoe Cain Mocks Trans Violence

During a recent panel discussion hosted by the Texas Tribune on 7th February, Texas Republican state representative Briscoe Cain made comments that reduced violence against transgender people as ‘dudes walking around in dresses getting beat up’. Briscoe Cain’s main backer accused by the Texas Ethics Commission of lobbying illegally. Cain made the comments when asked […]

Texas Top Cops pan Dan Patrick’s Bathroom Bill

Texas Top Cops pan Dan Patrick’s Bathroom Bill

Top Texas Lawmen expressed opposition to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s transgender bathroom bill adding their voices to those of Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, teachers, Business, collegiate and professional sports, travel, media, technology, medical, entertainment and hospitality industries. Dan Patrick failed attempt to mollify professional sports teams by exempting venues while rented only served to highlight the injustice of his […]

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