Nov 192016
 
 November 19, 2016  Laws

Jon Herskovitz reports:

Texas plans to introduce a measure next year aimed at protecting women in bathrooms and locker rooms, a move that has raised concerns of activists who say the legislation is really an attempt to discriminate against transgender people.

The office of Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said on Tuesday that a state senator will file the so-called “Women’s Privacy Act” for consideration in the session that starts in January.

Patrick’s office did not have any details of the bill, but the Republican lieutenant governor has been a supporter of only allowing access to facilities such as bathrooms based on gender at birth rather than the gender with which a person identifies.

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  2 Responses to “Texas eyes ‘women’s privacy act’ that critics say targets transgender people”

  1. I find it interesting that the Texas legislature is interested in “protecting women”, but when it comes to their reproductive health care, forget that noise.

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