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Texas Lawmakers Revive 'Bathroom Bill,' OK Religious Refusal Of Adoptions

A proposal governing bathroom use by transgender students in public schools has moved forward. A bill to allow adoption agencies to deny gay, unmarried or non-Christian would-be parents has passed.
The Texas state House has passed an amendment prohibiting transgender students from using public school bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity. A separate Legislature measure allowing religious exemptions for adoption and foster care is headed to Gov. Greg Abbott for his signature. / AFP / Getty Images

Late Sunday and early Monday, Texas legislators advanced a version of the divisive "bathroom bill" regulating transgender students' restroom access and passed a law that would allow publicly funded adoption agencies to refuse to work with would-be parents based on religious objections.

The "bathroom bill" proposal, which would affect public schools, was introduced as an amendment to a bill about emergency procedures at schools

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