Austin, TX — Today, the Texas Republican Senate passed the bathroom bill. Despite hundreds of Texans calling for a halt to cruel legislation, the Republican Senate is frantically racing to deliver Gov. Abbott’s wish list of dangerous and hateful distractions. [Dallas Morning News, July 25, 2017]
Texas Democratic Party Chair Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“Republicans have stained the friendly and welcoming reputation of Texas with discrimination. The Texas brand is broken. Senate Bill 3, the bathroom bill, causes a great deal of economic harm to our communities and makes no one safer. It fuels the flames of anti-transgender hate and subjects children to unnecessary harassment and bullying.
“Texas businesses, police chiefs, faith leaders, families, and Transgender rights advocates have all said hate has no place in Texas. Texas Republicans are fighting all the wrong battles, and have neglected the real concerns of Texas families. Our kids, our communities, our economy, and our healthcare are in desperate need of real solutions.
“Texas Democrats will continue pressing every single day to make our state a more fair and welcoming place, for the sake of Texas we pray Republicans join us.”