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Eventually, Houston backed off on the subpoenas after receiving outrage from both liberals and conservatives who believed the demands to be of questionable legality.

Introduced in January, Texas' SB 6 stated that in public buildings people must use the restrooms of their biological sex rather than chosen gender identity."A school district or open-enrollment charter school shall adopt a policy requiring each multiple-occupancy bathroom or changing facility accessible to students that is located in a school or school facility to be designated for and used only by persons based on the person's biological sex," read the bill, in part."A political subdivision or state agency with control over multiple-occupancy bathrooms or changing facilities in a building owned or leased by this state or the political subdivision, as applicable, shall develop a policy requiring each multiple-occupancy bathroom or changing facility located in the building to be designated for and used only by persons of the same biological sex."While the bill provided exemptions for "special circumstances" and private businesses, it was criticized by LGBT groups, businesses, and some police officials as being transphobic."Transgender students, like transgender adults, don't want to cause any problems," said Chuck Smith, president of Equality Texas in a statement from earlier this year."They simply want to use the bathroom when the need arises.

The investigation led a Lockhart detective to a 17-year-old male student, who had been in contact in person and by message with Fowlkes. less Sarah Fowlkes Lockhart High School According to the police department, officers received a report March 10 from a school administrator at Lockhart High School about a possible inappropriate relationship between a ...

more According to the Trophy Club Police Department, Katherine Ruth Harper, 27, met the student while at a local middle school as a 7th-grade English teacher, cheerleading coach and tennis coach.

Greg Abbott to call a second special session this summer in order to pass the bathroom bill.

Welch was one of five Houston-area pastors who in 2014 was subpoenaed by the Houston city government to hand over all of their sermons and emails on LGBT issues by then Mayor Annise Parker.

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less Alexandria Vera, 24, pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child.

A sign protesting a recent North Carolina law restricting transgender bathroom access adorns the bathroom stalls at the 21C Museum Hotel in Durham, North Carolina May 3, 2016.