Texas Lawmakers Play Chicken Over Bathroom Bill — Who'll Blink First?

AUSTIN — Who will win in the war over bathrooms? This year, there have been a lot of skirmishes over whether public restroom use should be restricted based on biological sex. Now, with just five days left in the 2017 legislative session, the final battle has yet to be waged.It’s a fight that pits Republicans against each other, one that could force the legislature into a special session and determine whether Texas becomes the second state after North Carolina to pass a so-called “bathroom bill.” With so many unknowns — including who will be the victor — what's clear is the decisions made this week are sure to affect the lives of tens of thousands of transgender Texans and their families for years to come.Right now, neither side is backing down.  Continue reading...

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