Texas House "bathroom bill" is worse than SB 6 and negates broad protections for LGBTQ Texans

Sarah Kate Ellis, President and CEO of GLAAD – the world’s LGBTQ media advocacy organization, released the following statement after a news report showed the Texas House of Representatives plans to introduce a new “bathroom bill” that mimics North Carolina’s so-called “repeal” to its HB2. Texas’s HB 2899 would invalidate all existing local non-discrimination LGBTQ ordinances in Texas and pave the way for future anti-LGBTQ bills that could further harm all LGBTQ Texans.

“The newly proposed HB 2899 is even worse than SB 6 because it invalidates all existing local non-discrimination ordinances that protect LGBTQ Texans and gives anti-LGBTQ state lawmakers full control over future LGBTQ local non-discrimination laws. HB 2899 is another harmful ‘solution’ in search of a problem and will accomplish one thing: further putting the lives of all LGBTQ Texans in jeopardy.”