Copying language from a bill that recently became law in Arkansas, and one that recently failed in West Virginia, Republican State Rep. Rick Miller last month filed a bill that would ban all cities and towns from passing or enforcing any non-discrimination ordinances that extend protections to classes of people the State of Texas does not currently protect.
The bill targets the LGBT community. There are about a dozen municipalities across the state that have ordinances which extend protections in various forms to LGBT people, including Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, and most recently, Plano. The bill, should it become law, would make all those non-discrimination ordinances “null and void.”
But, assuming it passes, and the likelihood of the current Texas Legislature not passing it is along the lines of HRC actually ponying up the reparations it owes to trans people, come June, all of those LGBs who don’t need – and, if forced to be honest, probably never wanted – nondiscrimination ordinances will have their marriages.
LGBs and Ts who actually have to worry about such things as jobs will have….