If Texas Business Leaders Want to Defeat Bathroom Bills, They Need to Call Out Gov. Abbott

AUSTIN--Texas business leaders are finally stepping up, but they need to do more than write letters and hold news conferences if they want to defeat the so-called bathroom bills they say will hurt the economy and cast the state as welcoming discrimination."We can do better than this," said Dallas Council member Jennifer Staubach Gates during a news conference held at the Capitol by the Texas Association of Business. "Don't discriminate."Lawmakers convene Tuesday for a special session that will be highlighted by the debate over proposals to limit which restrooms transgender people can sue. Rep. Ron Simmons, R-Carrollton, has filed bills that would undo local nondiscrimination ordinances and another to bar school boards from enforcing certain anti-discrimination rules for access to campus restrooms and locker rooms.  Continue reading...

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