Texas House Speaker: Bathroom bill “manufactured and unnecessary” Joe Straus says it would be a “mistake” for Texas to follow in North Carolina’s footsteps
By John Riley
A bill that seeks to restrict which restrooms transgender people in Texas can access seems destined for the scrap heap, if comments from the state’s powerful House Speaker are to be believed.
Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) expressed his opposition to SB 6, the so-called “bathroom bill,” during a sit-down interview with Jim Henson, director of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas at Austin.
“I oppose it … I’d never even heard about [this issue] until a year or two ago,” Straus said. “Count me as a no.”