We are extremely disappointed in State Senator Eddie Lucio who announced his support for SB6. This bill will not make anyone safer, especially not trans persons.
In addition, it creates a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.
He should speak and meet Trans students, whose lives he will be putting in danger. They already face discrimination and bullying higher than any group. This leads to higher suicide and murder rates among trans persons. This is a heartless bill.
If he votes in favor, he will go down as being on the wrong side of history.
This is an attack on human rights. If he doesn’t understand the severity of this bill and the impact it will have, he should reach out to groups like The Student Equality Alliance, RGV Trans Support, or Aquí Estamos RGV.
Our government officials should be working to increase equality, not deny people their right to live safely.