Texas' New 'Transgender Bathroom Bill' Keeps Biological Sexes Separate in School Facilities
01:44, May 25, 2017
Copyright 2015 All rights reserved. This material can't be published, transferred, copied or redistributed.
A wide-ranging bill more similar to North Carolina's that would have affected all public restrooms and preempted local anti-discrimination ordinances was passed by the Texassenate earlier this year but stalled in the state house of representatives, where the speaker, Joe Straus, was anxious that businesses and sports events could pull out of the state and damage the economy. Texas lawmakers proposed a bill similar to North Carolina'stransgender bathroom law in Senate Bill 6, which would have required transgender individuals to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings, and public university campuses that correspond to their biological sex. "This is about accommodating all kids". Lois Kolkhorst - had threatened to push for a special session if the Legislature didn't pass that proposal or a measure with language from House Bill 2899 by state Rep.
Texas has become the second state to pass a so-called "transgender bathroom bill", but unlike North Carolina's version, Texas' is narrowly tailored to impact only public school students.
Amid threats of a special legislative session over the "bathroom bill", the Texas House on Sunday took a last-minute vote to approve a proposal addressing bathroom use by transgender students. "Bathrooms divided us then and bathrooms divide us now ..."
"I want to talk to you a little bit about history because I've lived through the separate but equal period", Rep. Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, told the floor in a passionate speech against the amendment. Forcing children to use bathrooms that are different from other students, however, puts them in the position of being inherently different and opens them up to all kinds of questioning, bullying and potential ostracism from their peers. This year, the Trump administration rescinded the guidance.
WWE RAW from Grand Rapids, May 22
More importantly, how will R-Truth respond? Extreme Rules , a WWE Raw branded pay-per-view, will take place on June 4th. WWE has announced that Neville will defend the title against Aries in a submission match at " Extreme Rules 2017".
Big game hunter killed when crushed by elephant
Safari leader Theunis Botha, 51, came across a herd of breeding elephants while hunting with a group in Gwai, Zimbabwe. One of his associates shot at the cow but it crushed him as it fell, according to the Zimbabwean wildlife authorities.
Gov. Greg Abbott, R, has in the past expressed support for bathroom restrictions and is expected to sign a measure if it reaches desk. This bill's appearance in Texas confirms what we suspected: "that these extremist bills are being shopped around the country by those who do not have local interests in mind". "The only question is whether Lt. Gov. Patrick considers this to be a 'bathroom bill'". But the NFL, NBA, leading business lobbies and Hollywood celebrities have urged Texas to avoid the issue. Additionally, the NCAA is scheduled to host the Final Four in San Antonio next year.
Supporters described limiting the scope to schools as "middle ground" and hinted that it could soften the kinds of costly boycotts that hit North Carolina after it approved its bathroom bill a year ago. Federal judges this spring found intentional discrimination in the state's voter ID law and Republican-drawn voting maps, and last summer, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a sweeping Texas anti-abortion law that prompted more than half of the state's abortion clinics to close.
Rebecca Robertson, legal and policy director for the ACLU of Texas, ridiculed the idea that the bathroom amendment was somehow a compromise, saying: "T$3 here can be no compromise on discrimination. This is not about a class of children or transgender children", Paddie said, adding that the language prevents a school from disclosing intimate details about a student.
Still squeezing the last gloopy drops out of last year's sunscreen bottle? Does it give you protection? Yes. The risk of melanoma and other skin cancers increases with each tan, especially tanning booths.
Qualifying was marred by a frightening crash that sent Sebastien Bourdais to the hospital complaining of pain in his right leg. You'll hear commentators talk more about the average speed of those four laps, expressed in miles per hour .
Bonnen said the committee will continue hearing testimony if the House takes a break or after it finishes meeting Wednesday. A late tea party-backed change on the floor requires physicians to report complications within 72 hours of them occurring.
During the third quarter, Pachulia closed out on a Leonard shot attempt and appeared to put his foot under Leonard after the shot. There's likely only one team in this league that can compete with the Warriors when they do that and it isn't the Spurs .
They fought back from 2-0 down against Villarreal to win 3-2 in February, showing just how much they wanted the title. One significant outcome of the excellent team spirit has been Madrid's ability to rescue games with late goals.
Should "deception" have been proven to have taken place, the player who received a yellow or red card will have that rescinded. Then Hull winger Robert Snodgrass apologised for diving in a Premier League match against Crystal Palace earlier this season.
That mostly worked until Tuesday, when a hole roughly six metres in diameter opened up above a joint between the two tunnels. According to CBS News , the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was created during World War II to secretly build the atomic bomb.
President Trump will decide whether to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement after he concludes his meeting at the G-7. Trump has moved to slash EPA funding, and to loosen restrictions on coal-fired power plants and vehicle emissions.
Trump is launching with Israel and major Arab states to shape a lasting agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Around 30 C-17 transport planes with hundreds of tons of equipment on board have started to arrive, Jerusalem Post reported .
Most raw food items including milk will be exempted from tax while the panel still has to finalize rates for processed food items. The complete details will be available in the public domain after the said meeting concludes on Friday.
Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'
Israel was his second stop on a nine-day tour aimed to test the waters for reviving the dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace process. We believe you're willing. "Hundreds of millions of dollars in weapons deals is something we should receive explanations about".
The 'No Fun League,' Relaxes End Zone Celebration Rules
Apparently they are trying to shake the No Fun League nickname and today they announced that touchdown celebrations are back. Goodell's email also mentioned how the league is placing an emphasis on speeding up the pace of games.
Prince Harry brings girlfriend Meghan Markle to wedding fest
Prince Harry also attended the wedding breakfast alone, before the couple arrived at the Middleton family home shortly after 7pm. The dress had a high neckline and a corseted bodice, with draping to the front and a heart-shaped detail in the back.
Liverpool leave for Australia on Champions League high
This second goal was scored by Philippe Coutinho from a direct free-kick, his third goal of this type this season. He has, however, indicated that his future will be discussed at a club board meeting after the FA Cup Final.
LeEco's Jia Yueting steps down as CEO of main listed unit
Sunac also holds a 15% stake in film production company Leshi Pictures, and 33.5% of Leshi Zhixin, LeEco's smart Internet TV unit. The activist fund was more concerned with Jia's expansion into electric cars than his handling of the LeShi streaming service.
Fighter's uncle punches opponent at the end of a title fight
Dirrell's uncle, Leon Lawson, who punched Uzcategui after the fight was over, is wanted by cops and they dont know where he is. According to USA Today , Dirrell issued a statement soon after in which he said he was "sorry for what my coach has done".
Led coalition airstrikes targeted pro-Syrian regime forces
Control of Hama province is divided between the government, rebel forces and IS, which is present mostly in the east of the area. The envoy's office said his team also met separately on Thursday with opposition experts on constitutional and legal issues.
Kyle Lowry opts out of final year of contract with Raptors
The Raptors will continue to play without point guard Kyle Lowry , who missed Friday's 115-94 defeat with an ankle sprain. Wall had seven points, three assists and two steals during the third-quarter spree that featured eight Celtics turnovers.
Mark Cuban admits to tanking
The Los Angeles Lakers did everything in their power to stay in the top-3 of this year's draft which meant a lot of losing. The Mavericks will now turn their attention to June's draft, where they'll be picking ninth.