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Tech alliance says ‘no’ to bathroom bills

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by Elizabeth Pagano

Yesterday was, of course, the start of the Texas State Legislature’s special session. It was also a very busy mail day for Gov. Greg Abbott. With bathroom bills back on the table, the Austin Tech Alliance formally registered its opposition to legislation that would restrict bathroom accessibility for transgender Texans and weaken non-discrimination protections in Texas cities. More than 400 members of the alliance signed the letter, which warns that the legislation “will make it more difficult for us to attract the very best talent to Texas, and that, in turn, will impact our ability to innovate and succeed” and further marginalize Texans who are more at risk for violence than a risk to others. (The letter is available online here.)

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