AUSTIN: Texas Governor Greg Abbott is ready to sign in a new bill denying transgender access to all public restrooms in the state.
This comes shortly after Target received fierce criticism over their new bathroom policy regarding transgender people.
Abbott said this in a statement regarding the new bill:
“Texans have spoken, and I am acting. I will not stand idly by while this country becomes more and more open to the thought of grown men being in restrooms with our little girls. It’s not right. It’s not American.”
The bill is set to be signed into action on May 18th 2016. It was filed by state representative Debbie Riddle.It states that anyone who can not conform to traditional standards of identifying with biological gender, may not use any public restrooms, as no such restrooms exist for them.
Riddle says “If a man can’t dress and act like a man, he can use the restroom at home.”
What do you think? Will this only complicate the issue further? Or does this mark the end of the transgender bathroom issue in Texas?
Let us know below in the comments.