• October 22, 2020

Tags : bathroom bill

Analysis: Bathrooms, Business and Ballots

Joe Straus wants a committee to look at the state’s economic competitiveness and make sure the state government doesn’t spoil a high-functioning business environment. That might be a good government idea. It’s a great political idea. The House speaker’s timing is adroit. The new House Select Committee on Economic Competitiveness is on a short fuse, with 60 days to […]Read More

Disabled Texans say Bathroom Bill Could Further Complicate Their Lives

For Octavio Armendariz, using the bathroom while he’s home is no big deal. When the autistic eight-year-old is out in public with his mom, it’s a different story. Rosanna Armendariz isn’t comfortable with Octavio, who has the social and emotional development of a three-year-old, navigating the men’s bathroom alone. So she brings him into the women’s bathroom with her instead. […]Read More

Businesses Opposed to SB 6 Contributed to Sponsors’ Campaigns

AUSTIN – Public records show several businesses that publicly oppose Senate Bill 6, the so-called “bathroom bill” in the Texas Legislature, have contributed thousands of dollars to the bill’s Republican sponsors. Alex Kotch, an independent investigative reporter for the website Rewire, says 70 businesses signed a letter condemning the bill that would bar transgender people […]Read More

State Senator Rodríguez’s Statement on Senate Bill 6

Austin – Senator José Rodríguez released the following statement, also to be placed in the Senate Journal, based on his comments on the Senate floor, regarding Senate Bill 6, which targets vulnerable Texans for discrimination: I believe the dialogue we’ve had in this chamber, and in the media surrounding this bill, make clear that Senate […]Read More

Opinion: State Rep Rodriguez Issues Statement on Senate Bill 6

Austin – Senator José Rodríguez released the following statement regarding Senate Bill 6, which targets vulnerable Texans for discrimination: S.B. 6 is problematic in a number of ways, from creating legal issues to nullifying local control to targeting, instead of protecting, vulnerable Texans. While it is disturbing that we are being forced to fight what […]Read More

With Bathroom Bill, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick plows into

While Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has called a so-called bathroom bill a legislative priority, the issue has largely cooled off on the national stage and opposition to similar legislation in Texas had begun to gain momentum. Eight months ago, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick stormed the Texas GOP convention in Dallas as a man on a mission. He had […]Read More

Texas Closely Watches Fate of NC’s Divisive “Bathroom Bill”

AUSTIN, Texas – Advocates for the LGBT community in Texas are voicing concerns that North Carolina’s failure to overturn a controversial “bathroom bill” will encourage some Texas lawmakers to pursue a similar measure. North Carolina legislators met in a special session last week in an unsuccessful attempt to rescind House Bill 2, which requires transgender […]Read More