Greg Abbott still hopes anti-trans bill to be passed

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 governor of Texas does not lose hope to have a bill forbidding trans people to use bathroom facilities they prefer to be passed in his state. At 1am on Wednesday, the Senate voted 21-10 to attach an amendment to an unrelated bill about county governments. But Republican Governor Abbott continues to insist that there is still an option for the legislatures to move the bill forward. If it does so, Texas would be the first state to pass legislation along the lines of North Carolina’s now defunct HB2 bathroom law. Texas also recently allowed the adoption agencies tio excuse refusing to provide their services to same-sex couples with religious beliefs. House Bill 3859, also known as the ‘Freedom to Serve Children Act’ is similar to legislation passed in other states. It would allow state-funded adoption agencies to discriminate against couples based on religious belief. The bill is going to the Texas Governor after getting final approval from the Senate. The Governor of the state has said that passing the anti-LGBT legislation is a “top priority”.Anti-LGBT groups in the state have previously run ads depicting a little girl getting raped in a bathroom in a disgusting anti-trans smear campaign.


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