Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Texas Special Oppression Session Is Over!
The Special Oppression Session ended when the Texas House adjourned without calling hearings on the unjust Senate passed SB 6 or on Rep. Ron Simmons' HB 46 or HB 50 anti-trans hate bills. The Texas Senate did so a few hours later .
Don't mess with Texas trans people. And don't mess with our Texas trans kids.
The Texas trans community, along with the parents of trans kids, Texas based advocacy orgs, legislators, the Texas business community, Texas progressive pastors and our allies testified, phone banked and did what was necessary to kill these bills.
And if Patrick tries to pass anti-trans oppression in Texas in the next session, we'll be there in force to combat it.
Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. (DINO-Brownsville) is also high on my make him an ex legislator list.
So what's next? I predict the Texas GOP will try to oust Joe Straus as speaker before they attempt to call another Special Oppression Session. He is one of the major reasons Texas didn't go down the disastrous road North Carolina did..