“White. Colored. I was living through that era…bathrooms divided us then, and it divides us now. America has long recognized that separate but equal is not equal at all.” “I can also tell you that separate restrooms for transgender kids, which is what we will be discussing for this bill, are also based on fear and not fact.”
-TX State Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston)
On this May 21 date that will live in Texas political infamy as ‘Discrimination Sunday’, the Texas GOP decided to satisfy their inner bigotry and pass a bill (HB 2078) laws to discriminate against Texas trans kids. They also passed another bill that would allow taxpayer funded adoption agencies to refuse to place children with TBLGQ, non-Christian or unmarried people because of religious objections
Rep. Senfronia Thompson has been in the Texas House since she was elected to represent Texas House District 141 since 1972 and is the longest serving African-American woman in the Texas Legislature.
As she did in 2005 in her ‘Hellfire Flames of Bigotry‘ speech in which she called out the passage of the unconstitutional Texas anti-gay marriage amendment to our state constitution, ‘Ms. T’ was once again standing tall against injustice when she took to the Texas House floor to remind her colleagues that separate is not equal, and discrimination aimed at trans people is just as ugly as when it was done to her and other Black Texans.
Too bad the Texas GOP isn’t getting that message through their pointed hoods.
And with us headed once again into a tax money squandering special oppression session, I wanted y’all to see and hear the words of one of the people and Democrats who have had our backs during this Texas legislation oppression session.