“The social issue of the next legislative session is likely to be bathrooms, after Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told the Dallas Regional Chamber that it would be a priority in 2017.
“It sounds like it will be the lieutenant governor’s social issue of the session. I don’t know that the speaker of the house or the governor have any appetite for it,” said Steve Rudner, chairman of Equality Texas.
Lt. Gov. Patrick relabeled the so-called bathroom bill as the “Women’s Privacy Act” and acknowledged some in the business community worry about its effect on the economy.”