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Texas bathroom bill appears to be all but dead in special session

Protesters rally in favor of transgender rights at the Texas Capitol, on July 21, 2017.  Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Despite it serving, in part, as the reason lawmakers are back in Austin for legislative overtime,

North Texas lawmakers will introduce two bathroom bills in special session

AUSTIN — After a brief respite, the bathroom wars are heating up again. Rep. Ron Simmons, R-Carrollton, is expected to introduce two bills in the upcoming special session of the Texas Legislature that would regulate which public bathrooms transgender Texans, including schoolchildren, can use.