Weekly Update April 14, 2017
April 14, 2017 at 5:29 pm
Texas is leading the nation with the number of anti-LGBTQ bills filed. Currently 26 discriminatory bills have been filed in the Texas House and Senate this session that directly attack LGBTQ people with regard to restroom access, roll back of local nondiscrimination protections, and provide religious refusals for child welfare providers, county clerks, medical professionals, counselors, wedding service providers, and more.
CSHB 2899 – Simmons – relating to the regulation of discrimination by political subdivisions
April 14, 2017 at 2:20 pm
The committee substitute for HB 2899 would strip away the ability of cities, schools, and other local entities to pass or enforce nondiscrimination protections in multiple-occupancy bathrooms, showers, and changing facilities, for attributes other than those covered under state or federal law.