March 16, 2017
The buzz over SB 6 isn’t just inside the Texas Capitol but outside it too! That’s because Texas Values, together with friends like FRC, hosted a special Faith and Freedom rally on the marble steps this afternoon featuring one of the Privacy Act’s biggest proponents: Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (R). Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) dad, Pastor Rafael Cruz, also spoke about the importance of putting safety first. Our (cowboy) hats go off to the Texas Senate, which was never intimidated by President Obama’s big government mandates -- or big business. As the state house works to move the bill forward, conservatives across Texas are calling on Speaker Joe Straus, who thinks men should have access to girls’ restrooms and showers, to give SB 6 an up-or-down vote.
In the meantime, FRC Action is working to expose the corporate hypocrisy through a new ad campaign that asks, “Why is big business getting involved in state government?” And, more importantly, why is it pushing for unsafe bathroom policies they won’t even adopt in their own facilities? Good question. One that American Airlines, Marriott, Google, and others should be forced to answer! Help us tell big business to stop messing with Texas by watching FRCA’s new ad below.
Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.