Texas state house passes bill on transgender bathroom use

Support our flag. Get the bumper sticker. CLICK HERE

A “bathroom bill” proposed in Texas passed the state’s House on Monday. It would require transgender students at public and charter schools to use the bathroom that corresponds to their gender of birth, not the gender of their choice.

The bill may allow for children with gender identity issues, or even privacy issues, to use a separate, single-occupancy restroom.

The Texas House approved the legislation proposed by Republican’s in a 94-50 vote. The bill moves on to the Texas Senate for approval, which is also under GOP control.

The measure would require all public schools, including open-enrollment charter schools, to direct students to use their birth gender to determine which bathroom and locker room to use.

Democrats say the bill is really an attack on transgender students, and that this “shameful amendment” is a political maneuver. They failed to get an amendment for an “opt-out” option on the bill.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has not publicly commented about the legislation, but he has said he would address the transgender bathroom issue. If Abbott signs the bill into law, Texas will become the second state to have a bathroom law of this nature.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT to SAVE THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
Please join the thousands of DML readers who have purchased a bumper sticker. CLICK HERE.

If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).

To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.







 

Comment via Facebook

Send this to a friend