The NCAA moved this year's Final Four from North Carolina after a similar law passed there. Dan Patrick accused the NCAA of “extortion.”
The NCAA moved last year’s Final Four from North Carolina after a similar law passed there. Patrick accused the NCAA of “extortion.” Read More
With the session underway and its text on the table, SB 6 has come under a microscope and is being met with intense, well-organized opposition.
When Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick unveiled an anti-transgender bathroom bill last week, he predicted a “tough fight.” If Day 2 of the 2017 legislative session was any indication, it may have been an understatement. Under cross-examination about Senate Bill 6 … Read More
Trump could quickly take action that would render some of them obsolete, while others could see several more years of litigation.
Trump could quickly take action that would render some of them obsolete while others could see several more years of litigation. Read More
Senate Bill 6 Would Nullify Trans-Inclusive Ordinances, Base Restroom Access on Birth Certificates
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday accused the media of spreading “fake news” about Texas’ anti-transgender bathroom bill, one of his top priorities for the 2017 legislative session. “I’ve never seen so much misinformation, so much hand-wringing, so much fake news … Read More
Equality will be under attack in Austin, Washington
The Texas LGBT community likely will spend much of 2017 on the defensive — against both discriminatory state legislation and new federal threats posed by the Trump administration. However, there will also be opportunities for progress at the local level, … Read More
Pro-LGBT Houston Lawmakers Discuss Lieutenant Governor's Anti-Transgender Proposal
One Democratic state lawmaker pledged Wednesday to “fight like hell” against Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s anti-transgender bathroom bill, while another predicted the measure “[isn’t] going anywhere.” Senator Sylvia Garcia, D-Houston, called it “tragic” that Patrick — who’s made the bill … Read More
Democrats again seek to repeal discriminatory measures, but LGBT advocates say it’s unlikely.
Seven Anti-LGBT Laws That Remain on Texas’ Books Democrats again seek to repeal discriminatory measures, but LGBT advocates say it’s unlikely. Although their efforts have been largely overshadowed by proposed anti-LGBT legislation, Democratic state lawmakers have pre-filed 15 pro-LGBT bills … Read More
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Senator Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, who represents portions of San Antonio, said she isn’t worried about the prospect of the Alamo City losing the 2018 Final Four if the Legislature passes an anti-transgender “bathroom bill” next year. The NCAA recently … Read More