Texas House Passes Bathroom Bill | Dallas Observer

Texas House Passes Bathroom Bill | Dallas Observer:

“On Monday afternoon, after two more days of debate, the Texas House of Representatives passed a ‘bathroom bill.’ Reps tacked an amendment requiring that public schools ban transgender kids from using multi-occupancy restrooms of their choice onto another public school bill, one that requires schools to draw up plans for dealing with natural disasters and other emergencies.”

Texas has a new plan to discriminate against LGBT people

Texas Rep. Ron Simmons (R) drafted the new anti-LGBT bill HB 2899. CREDIT: Facebook/Ron Simmons

Texas Rep. Ron Simmons (R) drafted the new anti-LGBT bill HB 2899. CREDIT: Facebook/Ron Simmons

 

Texas has a new plan to discriminate against LGBT people:

“Texas’ anti-transgender bill has seemingly stalled, but inspired by North Carolina, Republican state lawmakers have a new plan to expand discrimination against LGBT people.”

(Via. ThinkProgress)

Texas conservatives launch massive anti-transgender misinformation campaign

Texas conservatives launch massive anti-transgender misinformation campaign:

“Texas’s anti-transgender bill, SB6, is scheduled to have its first hearing on Tuesday, and the debate over whether to impose North Carolina-style bathroom discrimination throughout the state’s schools and public buildings is heating up. There will be a total of three different press conferences at the capitol in Austin on Monday taking different positions on the bill. At Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s (R) conference, there will be a massive new media campaign to reject transgender equality.”

(Via. ThinkProgress)

Governor, artists take aim at states’ transgender bathroom measures | Reuters

Governor, artists take aim at states’ transgender bathroom measures | Reuters:

“North Carolina’s governor on Tuesday made his latest attempt at convincing legislators to repeal a law that restricts bathroom access for transgender people, while more than 140 entertainers called a similar measure proposed in Texas ‘a poison.'”

U.S. judge blocks transgender, abortion-related Obamacare protections | Reuters

U.S. judge blocks transgender, abortion-related Obamacare protections | Reuters:

“A federal judge in Texas on Saturday issued a court order barring enforcement of an Obama administration policy seeking to extend anti-discrimination protections under the Affordable Care Act to transgender health and abortion-related services.”

Native American Tribe Fights To Stop Texas From Auctioning Off Its Sacred Objects | ThinkProgress

Native American Tribe Fights To Stop Texas From Auctioning Off Its Sacred Objects | ThinkProgress:

“An upcoming auction in Texas intends to sell over 100 Native American items — including ceremonial pipes that are deeply sacred to the Oglala Sioux and guns that were used in the Massacre at Wounded Knee — over the objections of tribes who say it’s disrespectful.”