Texas governor calls special legislative session to address bath - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

Texas governor calls special legislative session to address bathroom bill

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called a news conference to say that the bathroom bill will protect Texas women and children. (Source: CNN) Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called a news conference to say that the bathroom bill will protect Texas women and children. (Source: CNN)

(RNN) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has called a special session of the Legislature to take up the controversial "bathroom bill" among other unfinished business.

The bill is among several items that Abbott said were not taken care of during regular office hours. 

During a Tuesday news conference, Abbott re-iterated his support for the bill. It would require transgender people to to use public restrooms corresponding to the gender on their birth certificates.

Copyright 2017 CNN. All rights reserved.

  • LGBT rights, religion and lawMore>>

  • 'Sesame Street' wants to clarify: Bert and Ernie aren't gay

    'Sesame Street' wants to clarify: Bert and Ernie aren't gay

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:07 AM EDT2018-09-19 11:07:29 GMT
    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:28 AM EDT2018-09-19 11:28:08 GMT
    (AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2006, file photo, Ernie and Bert of “Sesame Street” pose in front of the Queen Mary II in the harbor of Hamburg, Germany. The producers of “Sesame Street” tweeted Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, that Bert ...(AP Photo/Fabian Bimmer, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2006, file photo, Ernie and Bert of “Sesame Street” pose in front of the Queen Mary II in the harbor of Hamburg, Germany. The producers of “Sesame Street” tweeted Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, that Bert ...
    The producers of 'Sesame Street' want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact, gay.
    The producers of 'Sesame Street' want you to know that Bert and Ernie are not, in fact, gay.
  • Doctors group recommends support for transgender children

    Doctors group recommends support for transgender children

    Monday, September 17 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-09-17 04:32:15 GMT
    Tuesday, September 18 2018 6:19 PM EDT2018-09-18 22:19:26 GMT
    A doctors group is taking a stand in support of transgender children.
    A doctors group is taking a stand in support of transgender children.
  • NYC to add nonbinary 'X' designation to birth certificates

    NYC to add nonbinary 'X' designation to birth certificates

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-09-12 21:41:21 GMT
    Wednesday, September 12 2018 11:45 PM EDT2018-09-13 03:45:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan File). FILE- In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, New York City Councilman Corey Johnson speaks at a hearing in introducing legislation making it easier for transgender people to change the sex on their birth certificates. The New ...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan File). FILE- In this Nov. 10, 2014 file photo, New York City Councilman Corey Johnson speaks at a hearing in introducing legislation making it easier for transgender people to change the sex on their birth certificates. The New ...
    New York City will allow people who don't identify as male or female to change the gender designation on their birth certificates to "X.".
    New York City will allow people who don't identify as male or female to change the gender designation on their birth certificates to "X.".
Powered by Frankly