Debate Over Texas Bathroom Bill Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon

Debate Over Texas Bathroom Bill Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon

Debate Over Texas Bathroom Bill Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon

Opponents argue the measure not only discriminates against LGBT Texans but it would cost the state's economy billions of dollars.

Greg Abbott to protest a "bathroom bill" that state lawmakers will again consider during a special legislative session beginning Tuesday.

The Republican-controlled Legislature is heading into a special session prepared to revive a bill requiring transgender people to use public restrooms according to their birth-certificate gender.

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"We need to make sure that we protect the women and young girls and that we provide a system that is safe".

"On this discussion, conservatives can disagree with conservatives", said Moseley, whose group has typically aligned itself with the state's Republican leaders.

The Texas bathroom bill has received pushback from House Speaker Joe Straus and more moderate and business-friendly conservative factions within the state.

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The stakes are higher in Texas, which has an economy larger than Russia's. Donna Campbell, R-New Braunfels, who introduced legislation to overturn local tree ordinances during the regular session that ended in May.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has made passing a bathroom bill a top priority.

He said whether he would vote in favor would depend on the language of the bill.

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