Jan 06 2017
"The solution found in Senate Bill 6 is both thoughtful and unique", Kolkhorst says.
A similar bill was passed in North Carolina forcing transgender people to use the bathroom that correlates to the gender on their birth certificate.
"Transgender people have obviously been going into the ladies' room for a long time, and there hasn't been an issue that I know of", Patrick said at the press conference, according to Austin television station KVUE. "We will not respond to threats from the left-wing national groups that are demanding policies that make no sense and that Texans do not support". "We are on the right side of history". "You can mark today as the day Texas is drawing a line in the sand and saying no".
Lois Kolkhorst filed the "Privacy Protection Act", which would stop cities from enacting a law that prevents businesses from making their own policy to handle transgender restroom use. The bill, which allows schools to make special accommodations, would authorize the attorney general to levy a civil penalty if they do not follow the regulations. It would prohibit people from using a bathroom of the opposite sex.
It also appears to essentially exempt convention centers, stadiums and entertainment venues. In a disturbing statement, Kolkhorst also said, "the responsibility falls on all of us to protect citizens and ensure that their personal and private rights are secured", suggesting, if not advocating for, "concerned" citizens to take matters into their own hands.
But critics ranging from the LBGT community to the powerful Texas Association of Business have denounced such legislation as discriminatory and unfriendly to trade and tourism. "And I would hope most lawmakers could take a stand on the legislation and oppose it exclusively for those reasons".
The estimate follows what happened when a similar bill was filed in North Carolina. "That's something that can't be ignored", Smith said.
Patrick said the law is meant to keep predators from abusing local laws that allow transgender people to use the restroom of the gender with which they identify.
A gender-neutral bathroom sign is posted at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, United States on May 20, 2016.
Patrick leaned heavily on HERO's demise on Thursday in arguing that public opinion is on his side, but it remains unclear how far Patrick's proposal, which he's listed among his top legislative priorities, could go in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Even Republican House Speaker Joe Straus said such legislation was not his "most urgent concern".
Jan 06 2017
Fed Minutes Show More Interest Rate Hikes Coming This Year
But he's already having an influence on the Federal Reserve , and it's not a reassuring one. Besides, they were uncertain of the magnitude and timing of those measures on the economy.
Jan 06 2017
Conan O'Brien's TBS Show Will Switch to Weekly Format
Recently, host Conan O'Brien has traveled for several of the episodes, including trips to Cuba and South Korea. Representatives for the late-night host declined to comment on TheWrap's article.
Jan 06 2017
Michael Keaton on why he dropped out of Batman Forever: "It sucked"
Ben Affleck is the current Batman actor, having played the character most recently in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Batman Forever is perhaps best known for being the second most awful Batman movie ever made after only Batman & Robin.
Jan 05 2017
David Luiz and Gary Cahill ridiculed as Spurs end Chelsea's winning streak
With the Premier League season past the half way mark, it is a good time where we can judge the best summer arrivals so far. Rose was on the receiving end of many a foul, as Chelsea struggled to contain his always-forward thinking approach.
Jan 04 2017
Amit Shah, Narendra Modi should be arrested: Mamata
On December 30, the CBI arrested party MP and film actor Tapas Paul, alleging that he had benefited from the Rose Valley Group. However, Sudip Bandopadhyay could not give satisfactory replies when he was asked about the favours, leading to his arrest.
Jan 04 2017
Chrysler Portal concept revealed, autonomous MPV for the future
The concept is capable of level three autonomy, but it can be easily upgraded to level four as technology progresses. Flexibility and social communication are paramount inside the Chrysler Portal concept.
Jan 04 2017
4 children die in Texas gas poisoning; others injured
Balderas' wife Martha is in critical condition, Peter and their other four children are listed as in stable condition. Davis said first responders initially checked for, but did not find carbon monoxide in the home.
Jan 02 2017
Police question wife of Greek ambassador missing in Brazil
According to the homicide division chief, Oliveira denied participating in the murder itself, but confessed she knew of the crime. Both Amiridis' wife and the officer were in custody, but it was not clear if they had retained lawyers, Reuters reported.
Jan 01 2017
UGA defeats TCU in Liberty Bowl, Kirby Smart gets first bowl victory
Georgia last played in the Liberty Bowl in 2010 with a 10-6 loss to UCF and has played in the bowl three times overall (1-2). At the end of the day, we were able to run the ball when we had to run the ball and they knew we had to run the ball.
Dec 31 2016
Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson: What will you do with today's extra time?
Instead of applying leap seconds to the company's servers, Google evenly distributes that one second over a 20-hour period. Just be careful if you're superstitious and thinking 2016 might still have some tricks up its sleeve.
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