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Texas 'bathroom bill' fading as legislative session wraps up

Texas 'bathroom bill' fading as legislative session wraps up

Patrick has deliberately not moved Senate versions since then, and says it could mean Texas might not be able to fully license physicians and other medical personnel after September, when previous laws expire.

"If the Senate wants to pass a 'bathroom bill, ' it can concur with the bill we passed earlier week", Straus told reporters during a Friday news conference.

But Jones said that Patrick may have to settle for a law that falls short of his ideal instead of going for something stronger in a special session that would cost millions and could well make him look petty.

"The House has compromised enough on this issue", Straus said at a hastily organized news conference, moments after he adjourned his chamber without appointing members of a conference committee that might have sought to work more on the issue.

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Straus has for months said the bill would hurt the state's economy, and he has been joined by top companies and businesses who say it sends a discriminatory message.

The Texas Senate could move to reconsider its rejection and revive the House language. It bars transgender students from choosing the bathroom they use, but allows schools to direct them to separate, single occupancy facilities.

They were joined by Austin resident and star of the TV show "Supernatural" Jared Padalecki and his wife, Genevieve Padalecki, who shared their own struggles with bullying and their "Always Keep Fighting" T‐shirt campaign to benefit To Write Love on Her Arms, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.

North Carolina, the first state to pass a bathroom bill limiting LGBT protections, stood to lose $3.76 billion in lost business over a 12-year period as a result of its law, according to an Associated Press study.

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Patrick said there is still time to pass the bill, but it's running short. "I'd like to thank Senator Robert Nichols and Representative Phil King for their work in expanding liberty in Texas".

Monday is the 140th and final day of the legislative session.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is asking Governor Greg Abbott to call a special session over the senate's version of the so called "bathroom bill". His parents Maureen and Matt Molak held a news conference on Friday to promote the bill.

"Despite tensions, the session is not yet over", the statement read. "I think the pieces we have in place now make this a true win for every hardworking man and woman in West Virginia, and it gives our seniors and our military the benefit they deserve".

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However, experts say it may be trying to test new capabilities that may be fed into its efforts to build an ICBM. It wasn't clear from the report when the test happened.

Patrick said the issue could be handled in two or three days in a special session.


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