Yet more anti-trans bathroom bills are now considered reasonable bets to become law, this time in Texas. Gov Greg Abbott has made a public declaration of support for (further) weaponizing bathrooms through state legislation. Two bills that had this potential have been kicking around Austin’s statehouse for the last few weeks, but the public support has not gone unnoticed.
In media coverage that was likely intentionally solicited, Abbott is reported as saying that the House version of Texas’ anti-trans attack bill is a
thoughtful proposal to make sure our children maintain privacy in our school bathrooms and locker rooms.
No word on how demanding panty-checks before a child is allowed to use the bathroom will protect privacy. No doubt Abbott has “thoughtfully considered” that issue and we’ll be hearing from him on that point soon.
If you have a strong stomach, you can read the local coverage in the Texas Tribune.