Texas Republicans fuel new row with transgender toilet bill

Source: BBC

Top Republicans in the US state of Texas have unveiled a bill that would ban transgender people from using the toilet of their choice.

The Texas Privacy Act follows similar legislation in North Carolina that sparked protests and business boycotts.

The Texas bill would force transgender people to use toilets in schools and other public buildings according to the gender on their birth certificate.

“It’s the right thing to do,” said Lt Gov Dan Patrick as he set out the plan.

“The people of Texas elected us to stand up for common sense, common decency and public safety.”

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