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Texas State House Speaker Voices Concerns On Bathroom Bill

Courtesy: Texas State Legislature
Rep. Joe Straus (R) San Antonio Texas House Speaker

TEXAS BATHROOM BILL - Texas House Speaker  and leading Republican Joe Straus  said lawmakers should be "very careful" about doing anything that makes the state less economically competitive.  Straus voiced his concerns Wednesday  on Senate Bill 6, which would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and public universities based on "biological sex."  The bill would pre-empt local ordinances that protect transgender individuals from discrimination in public accommodations.  

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years' broadcast and media experience to Red River Radio. He began his career as a radio news reporter and transitioned to television journalism and newsmagazine production. Chuck studied mass communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.