Finally, the freedom to flush!
After much criticism and debate, the Texas 'Bathroom Bill' was finally laid to rest. The House closed the special legislative session a day early after opposition from business leaders and civil rights groups had battled to defeat the bill. The proposed bill was an anti-trans, discriminatory act that would prohibit trans individuals in the public school system the right to choose which restroom aligned with their gender identity.
In a statement, JoDee Winterhof, a representative from the Human Rights Campaign, said:
Finally, Texans can breathe a temporary sigh of relief. Texans don’t want harmful, anti-transgender legislation.
The Texas Association of Business asserts that had the bill passed, Texas would have lost upwards of $5.6 billion through 2026 because of boycotts and resistance from corporate leaders and some of Texas largest employers.
That was a close one!