How Bad is That Policy When Even Texas Will Not Adopt It
Carolina enacted a bathroom bill that was extremely
mean and discriminatory and vicious against the Trans community the backlash
was huge. Ultimately the state backed
down under pressure from the business community and the people who had at least
minimal moral standards. But conservatives hate anyone associated with LBGT and
so Texas took
up the challenge.
Surprisingly Texas has backed down.
A bill that would have regulated bathroom use for transgender people died in the
Texas legislature Tuesday, as a 29-day
special session came to a close without addressing many of Republican Gov. Greg
Abbott’s legislative priorities.
The bill’s demise capped months of heated debate over the issue and exposed deep divisions between the socially conservative wing of the state Republican party and more centrist, business-minded members of the GOP concerned with potential economic blow-back.
It was the second time conservative lawmakers attempted and failed to pass a bill requiring people to use some public bathrooms based on their birth sex. An array of major corporations in
Texas had lined up
against such legislation.
lawmakers did not pass a previous version of the bill, which mirrored a controversial
law targeting transgender people.
The fact that
not go down this path shows just how radical the North Carolina law was. About the only person still in denial is
former NC Gov. Pat McCrory who still thinks a bill is necessary. And even worse for McCrory he can no longer
hope to be the bathroom czar in Texas.