A Dallas-area lawmaker has successfully killed a bill that LGBTQ rights advocates said would have perpetuated anti-gay discrimination.
Hours before a key deadline, Rep. Julie Johnson used a legislative maneuver known as a "point of order" to bump the bill from the debate calendar. It's now effectively dead, unless conservative lawmakers can find a way to resurrect it before a critical legislative deadline at midnight Thursday.
Johnson, D-Carrollton, said it was "an honor to be fighting this fight" and torpedo what she called "a very hurtful piece of legislation."
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