Life in Transition – Part I: The transgender legal, political battle


Life in Transition – Part I: The transgender legal, political battle



May 20, 2017
Updated: May 20, 2017 5:10pm

Erika Flores Casasola, of San Antonio, raises the gay pride flag during a rally in front of the state Capitol building, Monday, March 20, 2017. Members and supporters of the LGBTQ community rallied and voiced their opposition to SB6. Known as the bathroom bill, it regulates the usage of the facilities by making transgender people use the bathroom based on their birth gender. Photo: JERRY LARA / San Antonio Express-News / © 2017 San Antonio Express-News



Photo: JERRY LARA / San Antonio Express-News

Erika Flores Casasola, of San Antonio, raises the gay pride flag during a rally in front of the state Capitol building, Monday, March 20, 2017. Members and supporters of the LGBTQ community rallied and voiced their opposition to SB6. Known as the bathroom bill, it regulates the usage of the facilities by making transgender people use the bathroom based on their birth gender.

Erika Flores Casasola, of San Antonio, raises the gay pride flag…

In Texas, the debate over gender identity has taken center stage. In this year’s legislative session, lawmakers filed two dozen bills that advocates fear would harm the LGBTQ community, including a pair of bills that would legislate bathroom use by transgender people.

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