Texas’ Shell Game of Anti-Gay Hate
Two months ago, theOUTfront posted about the nearly 20 anti-LGBT laws pending in the Texas legislature under the guise of “religious freedom.”
Today we are outraged to report that many of the heinous pieces of legislation are now about to become law before the end of the session before June. What’s more, how Texas lawmakers are getting it done is one of the shadiest things we’ve heard of in a long time. According to HuffingtonPost.com,
As the Texas legislative session comes to its final days, far-right religious zealots are benefiting from a national media focused like a laser beam on the widening crisis surrounding the Trump presidency.
Anti-LGBTQ Republican legislators in Texas ― who have the full backing of GOP Governor Greg Abbott ― are also now using a stealth strategy, adding discriminatory amendments to must-pass legislation pertaining to agencies regulating nurses, lawyers and pharmacists rather than pushing broad-based “religious liberty” bills that garner a lot of attention.”
Texas is known for cattle, but this is serious BULLSHIT!
The article goes on,
“The results of this under-the-radar approach, by the end of this session on May 29 (though there’s always the chance of an extension with a special session), may be laws which will allow medical professionals to deny care to gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender people and emergency contraception for rape survivors, while allowing pharmacists to deny birth control to women and hormone therapy to trans people.
One sweeping bill that has received a fair amount of national media attention, HB 3859, would allow state-funded adoption and foster care agencies to turn away applicants on religious grounds, denying parents who are LGBT, or even those who are Jewish, Muslim or atheist.”
But wait, there’s more hate!
Read the full article via HuffingtonPost.com HERE
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