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Pro-LGBTQ Bills Look Dead in the Texas House, but Advocates Say They’ve Made Progress

Pro-LGBTQ Bills Look Dead in the Texas House, but Advocates Say They’ve Made Progress

“Having a hearing is sometimes a victory,” said state Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, whose conversion therapy ban was debated for the first time this year. By Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune In every session since she was elected to the Texas House, state Rep. Celia Israel has taken aim at the controversial practice of conversion

Texas House approves bathroom restrictions for transgender students

By Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune May 21, 2017 Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout. Amid threats of a special legislative session over the “bathroom bill,” the Texas House on Sunday took a last-minute vote to approve a proposal that would keep transgender students from using school bathrooms that match their gender identity.

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