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Wed Mar 8, 2017, 05:51 PM

Hundreds demonstrate at Texas capitol but 'bathroom bill' still advances

Source: The Guardian

Hundreds demonstrate at Texas capitol – but 'bathroom bill' still advances

Measure heads to full state senate after 13 hours of public
comment in Austin feature passionate testimony on behalf
of transgender people: ‘It is all fear’


Tom Dart in Houston
Wednesday 8 March 2017 15.44 GMT

It has raised the ire of business leaders, equal rights campaigners, a host of celebrities and sports leagues.

On Tuesday, ordinary Texans had their say on the state’s proposed North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” as more than 400 people demonstrated and lined up to speak at a hearing on Senate Bill 6 at the capitol in Austin.

Testimony by dozens of people opposed to the bill continued late into the night. A mother of a transgender boy said his “mental and physical health are at risk from this bill” and that because he is not allowed to use the male restroom at school, he avoids eating and drinking so he does not need to use the toilet.

Another said that the bill “would impede transgender people like my son from living a normal life and it would place them in danger. That is all it would accomplish.”

The proposed bill, modeled on a North Carolina law that prompted backlash across the state, would compel people in public buildings such as schools and universities to use a bathroom that aligns with the “biological sex” on their birth certificate. It also bans local authorities from enacting their own bathroom ordinances and imposes civil penalties on schools and state agencies that violate the law.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/08/texas-bathroom-bill-transgender-rights

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Wed Mar 8, 2017, 06:04 PM

1. So, I guess in Texas, everyone takes their clothes off for inspection before entering a bathroom.

FFS, some states work hard on dreaming up one controversy after another to endanger people for no F'en reason at all.
I guess Don the Groper could get a job there checking out everyone!

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Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:55 PM

2. Yeah

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