San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg testified against the so-called “bathroom bill,” saying it “puts transgendered people in the crosshairs of discrimination,” and threatens the Texas economy.
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by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune March 17, 2017 For weeks, it’s been clear that the Texas “bathroom bill” would face a less-than-friendly reception in the Texas House.
Written by Daniel Serna on Mar 17 2017 - 6:15pm
During a March 9 town hall on Senate Bill 6 (SB6) “the bathroom bill” was disrupted by audience members protesting a lack of transgender representation on the panel. If signed into Texas law, the Republican-backed measure will force people to use public restrooms matching their biological gender, rather than the gender they identify with, which would primarily affect the LGBTQ community.
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by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune March 14, 2017 Editor's note: This story was updated on March 15 to reflect that the Senate gave the measure final approval.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 2 2017 - 4:48pm
Editor's Note: This story has been updated throughout. There will be more than San Antonian taquerias, musicians and filmmakers demonstrating their talent at this year’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Several local representatives from the high technology, culinary arts and educational sectors will gather in Austin to discuss how San Antonio has now become known more than a tourist town. The annual convergence of interactive technology, music and cinema begins March 10.
Written by Texas Tribune on Feb 24 2017 - 10:40pm
Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. The Trump administration on Wednesday rescinded guidelines issued by former President Obama that directed public schools to accommodate transgender students — a move that will do little to deter conservative leaders in Texas from moving forward with the "bathroom bill" currently in the Legislature.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jan 18 2017 - 3:48pm
by Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune Jan. 7, 2017 Eight months ago, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick stormed the Texas GOP convention in Dallas as a man on a mission.
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by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune Dec. 6, 2016 Editor's note: This story was updated with a comment from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's office. With the legislative session just weeks ahead, the Texas business community is digging in its heels in opposition to Texas Republicans’ anti-LGBT proposals, warning they could have dire consequences on the state’s economy.