SKIFT: Texas Travel Leaders Fight Discriminatory Legislation Harmful to the State’s Economy
“Religious refusal” legislation has made headlines in recent years as individuals and organizations call on their religious belief to refuse to serve, sell to, or work with another person or group of persons. The Texas Legislature alone has considered religious refusal legislation in the past three legislative sessions, with the number of proposed bills increasing each year: one bill in 2013, four bills and amendments in 2015, and 13 bills in 2017. Last year, one of those 13 bills passed. [Read More]
Republican Party’s Includes Bathroom Bill in 2019 Platform
The Republican Party of Texas recently met and included the bathroom bill as part of its party platform for the 2019 Legislative Session. Texas Welcomes All was part of a broad convention and visitor bureau and business coalition against the bathroom bill during the 2017 session. We were able to defeat the bathroom bill twice, once during the regular session and during a special session.
Now, our members are winning accolades for fighting discrimination and fighting to protect the Texas economy.
Congratulations to Texas Welcomes All member and Visit San Antonio President & CEO Cassandra Matej, who was named “Ally of the Year” by the San Antonio LGBT Chamber for her efforts to stop the bathroom bill. [Read More]