Ding-dong, the ‘bathroom Bill' Is Dead

Texans can breathe easier today because the so-called bathroom bill is down and out. It died in the House Tuesday night after lawmakers abruptly ended the special session. Good riddance, we say, in the hope the bill never comes back.The legislation would have restricted transgender people to bathrooms that matched the gender on their birth certificate. Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said women and children needed protection and privacy. But hundreds of others, including religious leaders, police chiefs, parents, CEOs and members of the LGBTQ community, had a different take: The bathroom bill was mean, discriminatory and unnecessary.  Continue reading...

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