Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids
Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids
23 May, 2017, 07:38
Texas Republicans have been pushing an aggressive agenda despite the promise of court challenges, with time running out to get bills to GOP Gov. Greg Abbott's desk. North Texas transgender high school wrestler Mack Beggs, transitioning from female to male, had to compete against girls because of this rule.
In addition, the Texas House passed an amendment to Texas SB 2076 that requires the Texas Department of Public Safety and Department of Motor Vehicles to conduct a study on the efficiency and necessity of actions related to titling, including vehicle registration and safety inspections.
A more sweeping measure, nearly identical to North Carolina's transgender bathroom bill, which would have prevented Texas residents from using bathrooms that comported with their gender identity rather than their biological sex, stalled out in the Texas Senate. Critics charge that the opposite is true: they accuse the law's supporters of risking harming transgender children by supporting a discriminatory proposal that singles out already vulnerable students. "Separate but equal is not equal at all", Thompson said, drawing floor applause.
The Texas House on Monday also cleared a "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one that caused a national uproar previous year in North Carolina, although less far-reaching. "Bathrooms divided us then and bathrooms divide us now ..." Chris Turner, the Democratic leader in the Texas House of Representatives. It cites "privacy, dignity and safety".
Texas' Republican-controlled Senate approved a bill early Monday that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections.
The bathroom bill amendment comes after months of debate in Texas over a broader, stand-alone bathroom bill. The measure is opposed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas and LGBT advocacy groups.
Another such showdown is likely looming, and the end result could be Texas getting neither vouchers nor important fixes to Texas' "Robin Hood" system, under which school districts in wealthy areas share local property tax revenue they collect with those in poorer parts of the state.
In February, the Trump administration rescinded guidance issued by the Department of Education and the Department of Justice last May telling schools to provide transgender students with facilities that correspond with their gender identity.
If the Legislature succeeds "in forcing discrimination into Texas law, you can bet that Lambda Legal will be on the case before the next school bell rings", Jennifer C. Pizer, senior counsel and director of law and policy at the national gay rights group, said in a statement.
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