Dallas-based Arts Organizations Blast Proposed Texas Bathroom Bill

An opposition force of 32 Dallas arts organizations and museums have sent a letter to Joe Straus, speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, protesting the so-called "bathroom bill" that they contend would "spawn boycotts, hurt our ability to attract artists and shows, curtail tourism and kill jobs."The strongly worded letter, dated Aug. 9 and signed by organizations as big as the AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Dallas Museum of Art, and as small as Cara Mía Theatre and Junior Players, blasted the proposed bill for what they call its inherent discrimination."As members of Dallas' vibrant and diverse nonprofit arts and cultural community," the letter begins, "we are writing to express our strong opposition to any legislation that would discriminate against the LGBT community or limit the ability of Texas cities to provide anti-discrimination protections in their communities."On Wednesday, the Dallas Stars became the first professional sports franchise to publicly oppose the Texas bathroom bill.  Continue reading...

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