Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Letter to Texas Senator Bryan Hughes re: SB6, the bathroom bill

Dear Senator Hughes,

I see that you are a co-author of SB6. However, I am writing to express my strong opposition to this type of legislation.

On the practical side: It is a waste of time and money. It is unnecessary. It will not solve any "safety" problems that it is purported to be the solution to. It is unenforceable. Its backlash, as demonstrated in other states, will cause significant harm to the Texas economy.

Those are just the practical elements. But they pale beside the principles involved.

This type of legislation is a gross invasion of individual privacy. It is none of the government's business which bathroom anyone uses. Period.

Republicans continually campaign on platforms of "less-intrusive government," yet you and others continue to support this type of highly intrusive legislation.

I could go on, but I will not. I simply urge you to withdraw your support for this proposed legislation, and instead to oppose it strongly, both on practicality and on principle.

Ed Perrone

Great Texas Pee-In - March 7, 8:00am, Capitol Extension, E1.036, Austin (updated location!)

The Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs has scheduled a hearing on the Texas "Bathroom Bill" (SB 6).

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Room E1.036
(Senate Finance Room)
Capitol Extension
Austin, Texas 

I have visions of great crowds of people lining up to pee in the "wrong" bathrooms!!

Of course, if you can't do that, you CAN contact your senator and the committee members and tell them what a great waste of time (not to mention invasion of privacy) this is. This post has contact info.

Pee on!!

Note: Post edited on 3/3/17, as the Committee changed the location of the hearing. Perhaps they are expecting a big crowd....

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Texas "Bathroom Bill" referred to committee

Texas SB6, the Texas "bathroom bill," has been referred to the Senate State Affairs Committee. No date for a hearing has yet been set.

The Committee contact information, if you care to badger them, is:

Senate Committee on State Affairs (C570)
Clerk: Addison Reagan
Phone: (512) 463-0380
Room: SHB 380

Committee members are:

Vice Chair: Sen. Bryan Hughes
Links go to the senators' respective individual pages, which contains their individual contact info and an email form. Of course, if you contact them, it's probably helpful if you actually live in Texas....
Hopefully someone will pick up on The Great Texas Pee-In, to be held on the date of the committee hearing.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Texas "Bathroom Bill" - Go Pee in the "Wrong" Bathroom!

Reddit: Shdiggy
So... They are planning to introduce one of those "bathroom bills" in the Texas Legislature. The bill number is SB 6. You can read it here.

Here is what I think should happen:

On the day the committee is holding a hearing on the bill, everyone should show up at the state capitol, and line up to pee in the "wrong" bathroom. Thousands and thousands of people. All going into the "wrong" bathroom to take a leak.

If I were in Austin, I would organize it. But I'm not, so I need help to spread it around and get it going. Tell all your friends. Especially tell all your friends in Austin. Let's make this happen.

I will post the committee hearing date(s) when I have them.

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