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.
Written by Daniel Serna on Mar 17 2017 - 6:15pm
Written by Texas Tribune on Mar 15 2017 - 10:34pm
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 8 2017 - 5:00pm
San Antonio’s frontrunner mayoral candidates debated neighborhoods, gentrification, public safety and sanctuary cities on March 6.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 7 2017 - 12:51am
Editor's Note: This story has been updated throughout due to breaking news. State Rep. Diego Bernal has withdrawn from participating in a panel discussion at South by Southwest, the annual Austin festival that begins Friday.
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 The Trump administration on Wednesday rescinded guidelines issued by former President Obama that directed public schools to accommodate transgender students — a move that will do little to deter conservative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.