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Father Of Parkland Victim Rages At “Idiotic” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: He Should Be Removed From Office

Fred Guttenberg, the father of Parkland victim Jaime Guttenberg, followed Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on ABC This Week today. And oh boy. “I think those are the most idiotic comments I’ve ever heard regarding gun safety,” Guttenberg said. “Let me be clear, he should be removed from office for his failure to what to protect the citizens of Texas. ...

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GOP Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Blames School Shootings On Divorce, Abortion, Video Games [VIDEO]

What happened to schools having too many entrances? ABC News reports: The Texas lieutenant governor, speaking two days after 10 people were killed in a school shooting in his state, said abortion, divorce and violent video games and movies show that ‘we have devalued life,’ which may be a cause of school shootings. Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told ABC ...

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TEXAS: GOP Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Blames Schools For Having Too Many Entrances And Exits [VIDEO]

Far-right Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick reacted to the mass shooting in his home state by blaming schools for having too many entrances and exits. “We may need to harden our schools,” he said. “There aren’t enough people to put a guard at every one.” Patrick, perhaps obviously, is a favorite of the NRA and once appeared on Dana Loesch’s ...

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TEXAS: Lt. Governor Vows To Block “Disgraceful” Wendy Davis Filibuster Movie From Filming In Senate Chamber

The Austin Statesman reports: Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Thursday said that, if he can help it, the planned movie on former state Sen. Wendy Davis’ 2013 filibuster won’t be shot in the Texas Senate chamber. “If I have anything to do with that, I’m not going to let them use the Senate chamber to shoot because they have ...

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TEXAS: Anti-Trans “Bathroom Bill” Is Formally Dead

NBC News reports: A Texas “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people died again late Tuesday along with many of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s summer demands as an already bruising legislative session was derailed by Republican backbiting that could preview an even nastier 2018 primary season. It is the second time that North Carolina-style bathroom restrictions have failed to pass in Texas, ...

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TEXAS: Anti-Trans “Bathroom Bill” Is All But Dead

The Texas Tribune reports: Despite it serving, in part, as the reason lawmakers are back in Austin for legislative overtime, the Texas Legislature could very well gavel out next week without passing a “bathroom bill.” And it’s unlikely that will change in the coming days. “I’d say the chances are definitely getting smaller,” Republican state Rep. Ron Simmons of Carrollton, ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Texas Senate State Affairs Committee Hears Public Testimony On Anti-Transgender Bill

The Texas Tribune reports: For the third time this year, a committee of state lawmakers will consider measures to restrict bathroom use for transgender residents in what’s expected to be an hours-long hearing Friday that could draw out hundreds of Texans to testify. On the Senate State Affairs Committee’s agenda are Senate Bill 3 and Senate Bill 91 — both ...

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TEXAS: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Opens Special Session By Fast-Tracking Anti-Trans Bill To Committee Approval

The Texas Tribune reports: On the opening day of the special session of the Texas Legislature on Tuesday, over the cries of Senate Democrats, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick took a step to fast-track two bills reauthorizing the Texas Medical Board and four other state agencies jeopardized by inaction during the regular session. The Senate must first pass those bills before ...

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TEXAS: Senate To Reject “Bathroom Bill” Because It’s Not Cruel Enough, Special Session Vote Possible

The Dallas Morning News reports: The Texas Senate will reject the so-called bathroom bill passed in the House late Sunday and request a special committee to work out a compromise on the legislation. Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, who authored the original bill, said he would not agree to the changes and would ask the two chambers appoint a conference committee ...

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TEXAS: State House Advances Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

The Dallas Morning News reports: The Texas House voted late Sunday on a bill that will keep transgender public school children from using the restroom that matches their gender identity. The measure, a Republican deal on the “bathroom bill,” passed the GOP-dominated chamber by a vote of 91-50. It needs one more vote to officially pass the House. If the ...

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SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS: Texas Legislature Approves Bill Allowing Cops To Demand Immigration Status

The Texas Tribune reports: The Texas Senate on Wednesday voted 20-11 to accept the House’s version of Senate bill 4, legislation that would ban “sanctuary” jurisdictions in Texas and allow police to inquire about the immigration status of people they lawfully detain. The bill now heads to Gov. Greg Abbott, who declared the legislation an “emergency item” in the early ...

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TEXAS: New Tourism Study Pegs Potential Annual Bathroom Bill Losses At $3.3B And 35,000 Jobs

The San Antonio Express-News reports: A proposed law to prevent transgender Texans from using bathrooms tied to their gender identity could cost the state more than $3 billion in annual tourism business, according to an economic impact study published Monday. The state’s nearly $129 billion tourism industry would take a $3.3 billion hit each year and see an annual loss ...

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TEXAS: State Senate Passes Anti-Transgender Hate Bill, Passage Uncertain In GOP-Dominated State House

The Houston Chronicle reports: The state Senate on Wednesday gave final approval to the so-called “bathroom bill,” sending a message that the upper chamber of one of the nation’s largest states supports redefining which public bathrooms can be used by trangender persons. The measure passed on final reading by a vote of 21-10. That’s the same margin by which the ...

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TEXAS: State Senate Approves Anti-Transgender Bill In Preliminary Vote, Final Passage Expected Tomorrow

The Texas Tribune reports: The Texas Senate on Tuesday tentatively signed off on the so-called “bathroom bill” on a 21-10 vote. Senate Bill 6, a legislative priority of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, would require transgender people to use bathrooms in public schools, government buildings and other publicly-owned facilities that match their “biological sex” and not gender identity. And it would ...

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TEXAS: Senate Panel Advances Anti-Transgender Bill

The Texas Tribune reports: After 13-plus hours of emotional testimony, largely in opposition, the Senate State Affairs Committee voted Wednesday to advance the so-called Texas “bathroom bill” to the full chamber. The vote was 7-1; Sen. Judith Zaffirini voted against, and Sen. Charles Schwertner was not present at the meeting but asked to be shown as voting yes. The vote ...

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Tony Perkins Celebrates Texas “Bathroom Bill”

Via press release from hate group leader Tony Perkins: If Texas thought it had seen the end of the transgender bathroom agenda, they were mistaken! After the overwhelming defeat voters delivered to the Houston mayor and city council for its gender-free, anti-religious liberty ordinance, conservatives are ready for the next chapter: more permanent protections against this dangerous and unpopular crusade ...

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BREAKING: Texas GOP Introduces “Bathroom Bill”

The Associated Press reports: Texas lawmakers will decide whether to embrace an issue that caused a national uproar in North Carolina – banning transgendered people from using the bathroom of their choice. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a top social conservative voice in the state, unveiled the proposed law Thursday at a news conference. Patrick says the “Privacy Protection Act” is ...

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Confronts Obama Over Race Relations: The Police Don’t Trust You [VIDEO]

The Dallas Morning News reports: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants President Barack Obama to choose his words more carefully when it comes to police and racial matters. During a televised town hall Thursday, Patrick implored Obama to more strongly condemn those who call for the deaths of officers. He also urged the president to grant a national law enforcement group’s ...

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Dallas Protesters Are “Hypocrites” For Running Away During Shooting

From the Dallas News: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called protesters who ran away from the hail of bullets that rained down on Downtown Dallas on Thursday night “hypocrites” during an interview Friday on Fox News. “All those protesters last night, they turned around and ran the other way expecting the men and women in blue to protect them. What hypocrites!” ...

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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: I Took Down That Tweet To Stop All Of Your Hateful Comments And Lies

Early yesterday morning viciously anti-LGBT Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick tweeted the above image shortly after news broke about the Orlando massacre. About seven hours later, after the tweet was denounced by many news outlets, it was deleted. A spokesman for Patrick then claimed that it had been written days earlier and had been scheduled in advance to post when ...

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