Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday May 10, 2017 - What is wrong with Texas?

The Texas Governor and legislature is going all out to make transpeople second class citizens. I suspect they are using us as a link to get to the general LGBT community in general.

But people are fighting back.

Look at these recent activities:

Gov. Abbott urges megachurch pastors to promote 'bathroom bill' support among congregations | Texas Legislature | Dallas News

AUSTIN - A pastor at a Dallas-area megachurch says Texas Gov. Greg Abbott contacted him and nine other churches, urging them to drum up support for a hotly debated "bathroom bill" currently bottled up in the Legislature.

"Bathroom bill" in House misses key deadline - but issue stays alive

A proposal to gut cities and school districts' trans-inclusive bathroom policiesdid not advance in the House ahead of a crucial deadline, nixing the measure's chances of getting a vote by the full chamber. But that doesn't mean that the issue itself is dead.

Texas Senate backs bill that could disqualify transgender student athletes

Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. The Texas Senate on Tuesday gave initial approval to a measure that could keep transgender athletes from competing in high school sports. Senate Bill 2095 by Republican state Sen.

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