Legislators should focus on real problems


Gonzales Inquirer:

Texas is a warm and welcoming state, but you wouldn't know it to look at what our legislators have been up to in Austin.

This session legislators have proposed two dozen bills that discriminate against LGBT Texans in employment, housing, health care, public business and private life. This week alone they heard testimony on a bill that discriminates against LGBT families who want to open their homes to foster kids, as well as yet another "bathroom bill." At a time when our budget and child welfare system are in crisis, our lawmakers shouldn't spend even a minute of their time trying to legislate division and hate.

Enough is enough. It's time for Texas legislators to focus on the real problems affecting our state rather than to try and turn us against our friends, neighbors, and each other.


Catherine Solis

San Antonio