Content Filed Under: SB6 in Texas

Posts regarding the Texas anti-transgender bathroom bill, State Bill 6.

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VICTORY: Texas Lawmakers End Special Session Without Acting on Anti-Transgender Legislation

By Adam Polaski • August 15, 2017, 10:42 pm The Texas House adjourned this evening without passing any anti-transgender legislation. While the Senate is not yet adjourned, any path forward for anti-transgender proposals would be difficult now that the House has gone out of session.
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Texas Senate Could Reject Anti-Transgender Amendment – Because It’s Not Discriminatory Enough

By Adam Polaski • May 24, 2017, 12:39 pm Last night, reports emerged from the Texas State Capitol that the Senate could reject SB 2078 today – education legislation that this weekend was amended in the House to include a provision singling out transgender youth in the state’s public schools for discrimination.
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Failing to Learn from North Carolina Disaster, Texas Lt. Gov. Threatens Special Session in Attempt to Pass Anti-Transgender Bill

By Adam Polaski • May 17, 2017, 2:23 pm "While we always knew that Lt. Gov. Patrick opposed the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Texans, we never thought he would hold an entire state’s agenda hostage in an attempt to pass discriminatory laws like SB 6."

Army National Guard Service Member Lobbies Against Anti-Transgender Discrimination in Texas

March 31, 2017, 5:54 pm As a conservative, raised in a conservative Catholic family and spending her early years in Louisiana, Natalie believes it's important for supporters of LGBT equality to not automatically close the door on conservative decision makers or community members.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Lawmakers Ignore Damage of Anti-LGBT Legislation, Advancing Discriminatory Bills

By Adam Polaski • March 18, 2017, 11:26 am Each weekend of this year’s legislative session for the next few months, Freedom for All Americans will be recapping what happened in states across the country with regard to LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination.
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Texas Senate Engrosses Broad Anti-LGBT Bill SB6 on 21-10 Vote

By Adam Polaski • March 15, 2017, 9:28 am On Tuesday, March 14, the Texas Senate took one more step toward approving SB 6, voting to engross the bill 21-10. The Senate is likely to vote on final passage today.
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Following Marathon Hearing Featuring Opponents of SB6, Texas Senate Committee Advances Anti-LGBT Bill

By Adam Polaski • March 8, 2017, 10:04 am According to reports from the Austin American-Statesman and others in attendance, more than 250 Texans offered public testimony against SB 6, while just 29 spoke out in favor.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: NH Momentum as Trump Abandons Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 24, 2017, 5:21 pm In one of the busiest weeks for the LGBT movement in months, equality for transgender Americans was discussed by millions.
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Global Investors Representing $11 Trillion in Assets Speak Out against TX’s SB 6

By Adam Polaski • February 21, 2017, 12:11 pm A group of more than 30 global investors representing $11 trillion in assets today announced their opposition to SB 6, the discriminatory legislation in Texas that mirrors North Carolina’s HB 2 law
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NBA All-Star Game Kicks Off, League Warns Texas Against Anti-LGBT Bills

By Megan Clayton • February 17, 2017, 2:42 pm The All-Star Game tips off this weekend in New Orleans, and the NBA is taking the opportunity to reiterate its commitment to ensuring that players and fans are treated fairly and equally.
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Huge Slate of Entertainers Urges Texas Lawmakers to Reject Anti-LGBT Legislation

By Adam Polaski • February 14, 2017, 3:58 pm Today, more than 140 artists and entertainers from across the country released a letter urging Texas lawmakers to reject SB 6 and other bills currently pending in the legislature that would make it easier to discriminate against LGBT people.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: State Lawmakers Push Against Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • February 11, 2017, 2:47 pm A significant Friday afternoon development in Washington state -- opponents of LGBT equality finalized ballot language for an initiative that seeks to repeal some transgender protections in the state's long-standing non-discrimination law.
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NFL Warns Texas Lawmakers About Anti-LGBT Legislation

By Adam Polaski • February 10, 2017, 12:47 pm "If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law (in Texas), that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events."
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Jacksonville Steps Closer to LGBT Protections, While Some States Defeat Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 27, 2017, 5:35 pm Every Friday of this year's legislative session for the next few months, Freedom for All Americans will be recapping what happened in states across the country with regard to LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination. Here’s our second 2017 entry – a look at the landscape for LGBT non-discrimination in these eight states:
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Tourism & Convention Leaders Gather In Austin, Warn Of SB6’s Dire Economic Consequences

By Megan Clayton • January 12, 2017, 4:22 pm Leaders in the tourism, convention and meeting planning industries met in Austin Wednesday to speak out about Senate Bill 6, a North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” that would ban transgender people from using restrooms in public places and would overturn local laws that protect transgender people from discrimination.