A pair of Texas lawmakers who plan to carry so-called "bathroom bill" legislation into the special session set for July have the backing of Gov. Greg Abbott.
Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, and Rep. Ron Simmons, R-Carrollton, used the terms “privacy, safety and dignity” to describe the reasons for the bill, which would establish statewide guidelines to use a restroom that matches the gender on a person’s birth certificate. Kolkhorst filed the controversial original version of the bill back…
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