Monday, February 20, 2017
Texas Orgs Launch 'I Pee With LGBT' Campaign
Texas businesses, the NBA, NCAA and NFL and organizations have warned their events will not be coming to Texas if they pass it.
some of those calls against SB 6 Sen. Lois Kolkhorst's (R-Brenham) way too. The bill was filed back in January, but as of yet there hasn't been a hearing date set for this unjust and unnecessary bill.
It is already illegal under Texas law to harm or harass someone in a Texas bathroom. What the right wingers also won't tell you is there has been no increase in public safety incidents in Texas cities that currently allow people to use the bathroom of the gender with which they identify.
Passing the unjust bill would harm Texas business and our state's economy to the tune of billions of dollars. Just ask North Carolina.
A bathroom is not where women and children are at risk. Where our public bathrooms are concerned, it is transgender people who are the real targets:
70% of transgender men and women report having been verbally or physically attacked while using a restroom.
There's also an I Pee With LGBT website that is part of this campaign, and I hope it along with efforts of thousands of Texans combine to finally flush discrimination aimed at the trans community from the state of Texas.
TransGriot Update: Discovered the intersting factoid after I posted this that there are two trans people in this commercial. Can you spot those trans folks?