Texas House Speaker: Bathroom bill would be bad for business

HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 15: Texas Lt. Govenor Dan Patrick speaks at a watch party for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on March 15, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Cruz is in a tight race with Donald Trump in the Missouri GOP primary, while Trump took Florida, North Carolina, and Illinois. Gov. John Kasich won his home state of Ohio. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

The House Speaker of Texas has condemned the bathroom bill offered by the State Republicans, according to which people could use bathroom facilities matched with the gender stated in their birth certificate.

The bill, a version of which has caused North Carolina to lose business, sporting events and music events, cold be dangerous for business industry of Texas. House Speaker Joe Straus has cast doubt on the measure, saying it could be “bad for business”. “I think we should be very careful about doing something that can make Texas less competitive,” he told the Texas Association of Business.


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