ACLU, Lambda Legal file new lawsuit against NC over HB2 replacement bill

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Earlier this year, during the regular session, he voted in favor of another bathroom bill that would have required transgender students use a single-occupancy restroom at school if they didn't want to use the bathroom for their biological sex.

More than 250 people from around the state signed up to speak, many against the bill. When this issue was first brought up in January, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus sent a memo to the capitol, alerting lawmakers that "there have been no incidents reported in San Antonio with respect to this issue".

Quidditch, the most popular sport in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, is described by the USQ as a "contact sport with a unique mix of elements from rugby, dodgeball, and tag".

Hall filed Senate Bill 14 to protect the private property rights of landowners from political subdivision rules, regulations and ordinances that interfere with a private property owner's right to plant, transplant and remove trees and vegetation from their own property.

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, a moderate Republican who steers that chamber's agenda, has said such measures are unnecessary and raise worries of economic boycotts and event cancellations, which would harm the economy.

In March 2016, the Republican-controlled state legislature passed HB2 which nullified any LGBTI non-discrimination laws individual cities or counties had already passed.

Cooper, who was elected in November, was an opponent of H.B. 2.

The lawsuit argues that the law violates constitutional due process and equal protection rights, as well as federal laws against discrimination in workplaces and schools.

As in North Carolina, critics and advocates of the Texas proposal expect a series of lawsuits if the legislation is adopted - more legal challenges that could further define the rights of transgender people in this country. Republicans are aiming to restrict transgender bathroom access in public schools and government buildings.

At a public hearing of the same bill in March, 253 people spoke against the bill and just 29 spoke in favor, according to a count by the American-Statesman. But LGBT legal advocacy groups have said they will continue to assert the Obama-era interpretation of Title IX in federal courts.

The state Senate has passed the bill but the House has not acted.

Abigail Tassin, a 17-year-old Fort Bend ISD student with Down syndrome, asked legislators not to pass the bill, instead urging them to focus on improving public schools' resources for kids with disabilities.

At about 1:30 in the morning, the Senate adjourned until Monday. With the opening of the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center months away, the Denton Chamber of Commerce's board of directors has come out firmly against any bathroom-related legislation. In May, a review of more than forty studies conducted over nearly two decades found that transgender people attempt suicide 22 times more often than the general public. "The economic suffering that could stem from the passage of SB 3 and 91 will be a direct result of the decisions made here by the people that we elect".

"I don't want sexual predators masquerading as being transgender to enter into a bathroom and follow a little girl, or somebody's wife, or somebody's daughter, as we have case after case", Mr. Patrick said.

"There's an argument on both sides - one is it is important that we have safety and privacy to women and children - and it's important, too, that we don't create unintended consequences", Stucky said Friday. We write now to urge you to remain steadfast in your opposition during the legislature's current special session.

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