• May 9, 2021

Tags : texas bathroom bill

After Months of Controversy, Texas Bathroom Bill Dies Quietly

In the end, the controversial bathroom bill went quietly. For more than a year, Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick led the crusade for a state law to regulate bathroom use for transgender Texans — an initiative that resonated with social conservatives, including many pastors, who backed him up. Patrick for months stood firm in his pursuit for a […]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

Analysis: Texas Republicans Deciding Where to go on Bathrooms

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Gov. Greg Abbott have figured out how to make mainstream Republicans a splinter group in their own party. Or maybe it’s the other way around: The party’s traditional establishment has slipped out of the mainstream and is just now coming to realize what a pickle it’s in. The “bathroom bill” is popular with social […]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

Analysis: In Bathroom Bill, Politics Disguised as Policy

As policy, the proposed regulations for transgender Texan’s restroom choices have some gaping holes in it. The politics, however, are easy to understand. The proposed bathroom bill percolating in the Texas Legislature doesn’t do what its supporters say it is supposed to do. Here’s the caption — the legal description at the top of Senate […]Read More