Bathroom Bill Debate
If you think Senate Bill 6, "the bathroom bill" will keep you safe, think again. Contrary to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's pledge to keep men out of women's restrooms, Senate Bill 6 could actually force men into women's rooms and women into men's rooms. Meantime, penalties for real perpetrators of sexual assaults in restrooms have been stripped from the bill.
Will SB6 put the government in your business and drive business from Texas? Billions in lost GDP and thousands in job losses are expected if SB6 ever becomes law. Government shouldn't be telling people where they can go to the restroom.
There is an alternate plan in the Texas House that would prevent cities, counties, and school districts from enforcing any policies related to where people can use the restroom.
Confused? See if you can figure it out in the articles below.
May 19th, 2017
I’m a politically conservative Christian. Six years ago, God blessed my husband and me with a beautiful daughter. Like all parents, we want to do everything we can to keep her safe.
May 15th, 2017
My daughter Kai is six years old. She also happens to be transgender. (As a lifelong Conservative Christian, this turn in the road came as a huge surprise, and you can read more about that here.)
May 10th, 2017
For the past 35 years, TAASA has been the voice for sexual assault survivors in Texas. I wish I was here today to speak about one of the solid, victim-centered bills currently proposed in the legislature.
May 1st, 2017
The real fact of the matter is that these bills won’t do anything. Who is going to police it – are you going to have a police officer standing outside every restroom? And a criminal is going to do criminal things, period....
April 26th, 2017
As the Texas Senate was getting down to work on the “bathroom bill,” Dr. Steve Hotze, an anti-gay activist and longtime business partner of Lt. Gov.
April 20th, 2017
Travel and tourism is an important source of economic activity. Every year, millions of visitors to Texas spend billions of dollars in the state, and hundreds of thousands of individuals across Texas are employed in travel-...
April 14th, 2017
Countering Senate leadership’s Senate Bill 6, the Texas House on Thursday rolled out its version of a bill dealing with privacy in restrooms, changing facilities and showers – a proposal that State Affairs Committee Chairman...
April 11th, 2017
Opponents say it’s discriminatory, but a key argument in favor of the bill is that it is a public safety measure, though the data to support that argument is largely anecdotal.
March 27th, 2017
A year after North Carolina enacted a law regulating transgender people’s use of public restrooms, sparking boycotts and costing the state jobs and sports events alike, a new analysis says the legislation’s economic fallout...
February 3rd, 2017
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has suggested Gov. Greg Abbott should articulate a clear position on one of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s top priorities for the legislative session: Restrictions on bathroom access based on gender. “...
May 17th, 2017
Overall, 39 percent of Texans said it’s important for the Legislature to pass a bathroom law,while 51 percent said it’s not important. While 24 percent rated passing a law “very important,” 38 percent said it is “not at all...
May 12th, 2017
The following article was originally published on Texas Believes.At the core of his faith, The Reverend Doctor Larry Bethune is guided by the strong belief that “God loves all people and loves all people equally.”...
May 9th, 2017
Apparently taking a page from the playbook of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, Gov. Greg Abbott has called on the pastors of megachurches across the state asking for their help in passing the bathroom bill, according to the sermon of a...
April 28th, 2017
As a lifelong Republican and as a Texas business leader, I’m asking the Texas Legislature to make the common-sense choice for our state: oppose discriminatory legislation that takes us backwards.
April 24th, 2017
I am here today because legislation that is being proposed will impact our beloved church community.
April 18th, 2017
The state’s nearly $129 billion tourism industry would take a $3.3 billion hit each year and see an annual loss of 35,600 full-time equivalent jobs resulting from lost leisure travel and convention bookings if Texas...
April 12th, 2017
I am so proud to live in a country that cares so passionately about the safety of our children. This is a great starting point we can use toward common ground.I am a registered Republican. I am a Christian. I have a degree...
April 10th, 2017
The clock begins its inexorable tick to closing time and Republican members of the Texas Legislature such as myself are left to contemplate that which will define the session and our political legacies. Most of us will hew...
March 14th, 2017
If you are following the National and Texas laws on who gets to use which public bathrooms, then you are fully aware that the Texas Privacy Act SB6 aka the bathroom bill, has become quite ‘controversial’ because those that...
January 28th, 2017
LOCAL control once controlled Texas Republicanism.In the 1978 gubernatorial race, Bill Clements campaigned on a conviction that locals carry the greatest knowledge of and investment in their place.“Dollar Bill” even doubled...