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  • San Antonio Express News: Texas could lose at least $407 million in convention business if bathroom bill passes [Article](
  • CNN: South Carolina capitalizes on NC’s ‘bathroom bill’ [Article](
  • Dallas Morning News: For the Texas House, it’s time to flush the unnecessary, damaging bathroom bill [Article](
  • The Texas Tribune: In Texas House, uncertain fate of bathroom bill could reverberate [Article](
  • Texas Tribune: “Analysis: In bathroom bill, politics disguised as policy,” 2/27/17 Article
  • Associated Press: “Bills targeting transgender bathroom access are floundering,” 2/23/17 Article
  • Austin Business Journal: “Big investors to lawmakers: Don’t pass that bathroom bill, Texas,” 2/22/17 Article
  • Skift: “Bathroom Bills Are Upending the Meetings Industry Across the U.S.,” 2/22/17 Article
  • “Investors representing more than $11 trillion in assets oppose bathroom bill,” 2/22/17 Article
  • WFAA: “Here’s how the ‘bathroom bills’ in North Carolina and Texas measure up,” 2/20/17 Article
  • Dallas Morning News: “‘I pee with LGBT’: Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater directs ad against Texas bathroom bill,” 2/20/17 Article
  • Texas Tribune: “The Brief: In poll, most Texans say “bathroom bill” isn’t an important issue,” 2/21/17 Article
  • NPR: “Lady Gaga, Jack Antonoff Among 142 Artists Opposing Texas ‘Bathroom Bill,’” 2/15/17 Article
  • Dallas Morning News: “Post-Super Bowl, NFL warns Texas about ‘discriminatory’ laws,” 2/10/17 Article
  • LA Times: “NFL warns Texas that its proposed ‘bathroom bill’ could jeopardize its chances to host future Super Bowls,” 2/10/17 Article
  • Houston Chronicle: “Bathroom bill could keep future Super Bowls from Texas,” 2/10/17 Article
  • Texas Tribune: “After Super Bowl, NFL raises prospect of Texas “bathroom bill” impacting future games,’” 2/10/17 Article
  • KPRC Houston: “NFL more forceful on Texas ‘bathroom bill’ after Super Bowl” 2/10/17 Article
  • CBS News: “NFL warns Texas over “bathroom bill”: No Super Bowl for you!,” 2/10/2017 Article
  • Houston Chronicle: “Bathroom bill could have consequences for Texas tourism,” 2/10/17 Article
  • Dallas Morning News: “Dan Patrick’s bathroom bill: All the trouble with none of the teeth?” 2/2/17 Article
  • Meetings & Conventions: “New Coalition Forms to Battle Texas Bathroom Bill,” 2/1/17 Article
  • Houston Matters: “Will the ‘Bathroom Bill’ Have Economic Implications for Texas?,” 1/26/17 Article
  • Meetings Today: “Texas CVBs Join Fight Against Discrimination,” 1/20/17 Article
  • Dallas Morning News: “Straus rips transgender bathroom bill as turn-off to skilled workers, threat to Texas economy,” 1/18/17 Article
  • New York Times: “Texas House speaker pans bathroom bill, exposes GOP divide,” 1/18/17 Article 
  • KHOU-TV (CBS, Houston, Texas): “Tourism leaders concerned ‘bathroom bill’ could cost Houston major events,” 1/12/17 Article
  • Fort Worth Star-Telegram: “Business, tourism groups join in fight against Texas’ ‘bathroom bill’,” 1/11/17 Article
  • KXAN-TV (NBC, Austin, Texas): “Texas tourism groups launch campaign in response to ‘bathroom bill’,” 1/11/17 Article
  • WBAP: “Leaders of Convention and Visitors Bureaus Gather to Oppose Texas “Bathroom Bill”,” 1/11/17 Article

Press Releases

A Coalition of Business Leaders, SXSW and Texas Tourism Officials Sound Alarm Bells on SB 6, Other Discriminatory Bills
Texas Welcomes All, March 6, 2017 

Nearly 70 businesses, chambers call on Texas Legislature to reject SB 6, discriminatory legislation
Keep Texas Open For Business, March 1, 2017

Anti-Business SB 6 Could Cost Texas $8.5 Billion
Texas Association of Business, Jan. 7, 2017

National Leaders from Top National Organizations Unveil a New Campaign Called “Texas Welcomes All”
Texas Welcomes All, Jan. 11, 2017 


Equality Texas Faith Leaders News Conference

August 2, 2017

Texas Welcomes All News Conferences:

March 6, 2017

Jan. 12, 2017



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