|Austin Proposes ‘Transgender’ Bathroom Ordinance
Austin City Council member Chris Riley is proposing a transgender bathroom ordinance that would effectively ban all male and female single-occupancy bathrooms in Austin, forcing the bathrooms to become “gender neutral.” National pro-homosexual organizations, like the Human Rights Campaign, have been pushing bans on male/female bathrooms around the country. Councilman Riley has indicated the ordinance is being pushed by homosexual advocates and has stated that displaying male and female signs is “discriminating, forcing them [LGBT community] to conform to a gender identity.” The proposal is scheduled for the council’s agenda this week.
Texas Values president Jonathan Saenz was interviewed by Fox 7 on the proposal this week and noted the numerous serious problems with the bathroom ordinance for the City of Austin:
“Legally, politically and financially, this is not a smart move by the city of Austin. There are major privacy issues and safety issues when we deal with these type of transgender bathroom issues and we’ve seen them come up in Houston and San Antonio, where women are concerned about sharing or having to use a restroom where maybe a man’s going to come in before or after them, you have small children and little girls.” Read more and watch the interview.
|Early Voting Underway in SD 28 (West Texas) Special Election
Early voting is underway this week in the September 9 Special Election for Texas State Senate District 28 (SD 28). Early voting runs through Friday, September 5. The special election, which will fill the seat vacated by Senator Robert Duncan, includes four Republican candidates, one Democrat candidate, and one Libertarian.
If you live in SD 28, which includes Lubbock, San Angelo, and over 50 counties in West Texas, check out the Texas Values Action Voters Guide for the SD 28 Special Election at FreeVotersGuide.com and view where all the candidates in the race stand on the imporant issues. View the Guide.
|Join Us at Defending the American Dream Summit
Texas Values will have a booth at AFP’s Defending the American Dream Summit in Dallas on Labor Day weekend. The summit will join together thousands of grassroots conservatives from around the country and will feature Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Rick Perry, Dr. Ben Carson, Gov. Mike Pence and many other state and national leaders. The summit is August 29-30 at the Omni Hotel Dallas. Get your ticket here. We also need volunteers to help work our booth. If you are interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign the Texas Marriage Declaration
Around the country an out of control and activist federal government and judiciary is engaged in a massive state-by-state effort to redefine marriage. These radical efforts threaten the rule of law and Texans’ fundamental right to self-governance. Texas Values has recently filed an Amicus Brief on this issue in the defense of Texas’ Marriage Laws at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Join the fight for marriage as one man and one woman – sign the Texas Marriage Declaration today.
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