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CTX legislator discusses bathroom bill ahead of special session

TEXAS (KXXV) -

The Texas Legislature is expected to discuss the controversial bathroom bill during the special session that starts on Tuesday.

The proposed legislation would require transgender Texans to use the bathroom that corresponds to the gender listed on their birth certificate.

The bill did not pass during the regular session.

On Friday, State Rep. Doc Anderson (R-56) said he is supportive of the measure due to safety reasons.

"We need to make sure that we protect the women and young girls and that we provide a system that is safe. What I would be more concerned about is predators acting as transgender, getting into the ladies locker room, showering areas or restrooms," Rep. Anderson said.

He said whether he would vote in favor would depend on the language of the bill.

The Texas Association of Business is opposed to it calling it discriminatory and bad for the economy.

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