The Texas legislature voted to advance two bills that discriminate against LGBTQ Texans.
SB 2078 allows for continued discrimination against transgender students with regard to restroom facilities.
HB 3859 allows faith based child welfare providers to use taxpayer money to refuse to serve LGBTQ people.
No amount of discrimination is acceptable.
There is no middle ground when it comes to protecting the rights of LGBTQ people. These laws target some of the most vulnerable children in our state and are abhorrent, shameful, and disgraceful.
These bills are now on their way to the Governor for his approval.
No matter how upset or scared our LGBTQ friends and families are feeling today, Equality Texas wants you to know that we stand with you and we will continue to fight to protect our community.
Chuck Smith, CEO Equality Texas