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Texas may be in for a fight over transgender bathrooms like the one raging in North Carolina

Texas may be in for a fight over transgender bathrooms like the one raging in North Carolina

It cost North Carolina jobs and revenue as business and sports leagues launched boycotts. But that hasn’t deterred Texas.

Top Republicans there now want to follow North Carolina and ban transgender people from using the bathrooms of the gender they identify with. 

This week state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, a Republican from rural Brenham, filed Senate Bill 6, known as the Texas Privacy Act, which would require people to use the bathroom or locker room according to the gender on their birth certificates.

If approved by the state Legislature, it would also bar local governments from passing ordinances designed to protect gay or...

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