On March 14th Texas passed its own version of North Carolina’s infamous HB6, with a 21-10 vote. The bill was introduced by Lt Governor Dan Patrick and requires trans people to ‘disassociate’ from their gender identity and use bathrooms which match up with their biological gender. Patrick insists this is to prevent sexual predators from entering women’s bathrooms. Senators debated the bill for four and a half hours. Hope remains that the bill will not to be sent to the House of Representatives, thanks to House Speaker, Straus. Straus says Texas needs to ‘send the right signals’ if they want to keep their economic edge. There’s nothing like resorting to putting things in terms of money in order to stronghold people to do the right thing.