Monday, March 27, 2017

One Saw The Light

One Texas Republican has seen the light and will vote against SB 6 the anti-trans bill.
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus: ‘Count Me as a No’ on ‘Bathroom Bill’
The San Antonio Republican said Senate Bill 6 is ‘unnecessary’ and the product of a ‘manufactured’ problem.
The Texas Observer
By Kolten Parker and Lyanne A. Guarecuco
March 24, 2017

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus came out swinging against the “bathroom bill” during a livestreamed interview Friday.

“I oppose it … I’d never even heard about [this issue] until a year or two ago … Count me as a no,” Straus said during a sit-down at the University of Texas at Austin with Jim Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project at UT.

The San Antonio Republican, who was elected unanimously by House members as speaker this session, has said previously that Senate Bill 6 was not a priority for the House, as it is for Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and the Senate.

But Straus made his opposition to the proposal crystal clear Friday, adding that for SB 6 to get this much attention at the Legislature is “astounding,” and the measure seems “manufactured and unnecessary.”
Does it mean the bill is dead?

I hope so and I hope other legislators around the country get the message.

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