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.