NCAA Boycott Ends; Time for Texas to Pass SB 6 [Transgender Bathroom Bill]

Apr 4, 2017 by

“NCAA Boycott Ends; Time for Texas to Pass SB 6 [Transgender Bathroom Bill]”

4.4.17 — From TexasValues.org

Excerpts from this article:

AUSTIN – Following last night’s NCAA men’s basketball final in which the University of North Carolina Tarheels defeated the Gonzaga University Bulldogs, the NCAA announced they will restore consideration of future collegiate athletics games in North Carolina.


This comes after the North Carolina legislature voted last week to repeal and replace North Carolina HB 2…

 

The ACC collegiate athletics conference made a similar announcement [as the NCAA] over the weekend. The language of the North Carolina compromise bill, HB 142, signals that control over these issues is best exercised at the state level, not by local ordinances.  

LGBT groups are furious and have responded with anger and condemnation of the repeal-and-replace effort [by North Carolina] and the move by the NCAA and ACC conference to return games to the Tarheel State.

…Senator Lois Kolkhorst, author of the Texas Privacy Act (SB 6), issued the following statement:

“I applaud the state of North Carolina for adopting a policy that is similar to SB 6, the Texas Privacy Act, and I also applaud the NCAA for now agreeing that there is nothing discriminatory about the Texas Privacy Act or our honest efforts to address the serious issue of privacy and safety in our public facilities and school showers, locker rooms, and restrooms.”

The repeal-and-replace bill for [North Carolina] HB 2 does three primary things: (1) repeals HB 2, (2) leaves regulation of multi-occupancy facilities to the state, returning to the status quo prior to the passage of Charlotte’s LGBT bathroom ordinance, (3) implements a four-year moratorium on local ordinances on issues of public accommodations (bathrooms, locker rooms), including ones like the Charlotte ordinance that would have allowed men into women’s bathrooms. One section of the newly passed HB 142 says: “No local government in this State may enact or amend an ordinance regulating private employment practices or regulating public accommodations.”

The Texas Privacy Act, SB 6, protects the dignity and privacy of all Texans in intimate facilities in public schools and government buildings. The bill exempts private businesses from local government laws dictating restroom, locker room, and changing area policies.

 

Support continues to grow, including business owners, parents, large and national and statewide organizations such as Coalition of African American Pastors, Hispanic Action Pastor Network, Family Research Council, Concerned Women of America of Texas, Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, Texas Eagle Forum, Northeast Tarrant Tea Party, Stand for Fort Worth, the Texas Pastor Council, and many more.

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4.4.17 — From Conservative Republicans of Texas News:

House to Vote on ‘No Men in Women’s Bathrooms!’ Rep. Swanson Offers Amendment to House Appropriations Bill — Vote Scheduled this Thursday, April 6

 

Rep. Valoree Swanson has courageously offered an amendment to the Texas House Appropriations Bill that will force the 150 state representatives to vote this Thursday on whether they want to prevent sexually deviant men and boys, who claim to be women, from entering women’s and girls’ public and school bathrooms, showers or locker rooms. Call your state representative now.

 

Tell your representative to vote “Yes!” on the Swanson Amendment to keep men and boys out of women’s and girls’ bathrooms, showers.

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