ASAE Urges TN Governor to Veto Anti-LGBTQ Bill

ASAE delivered a letter to Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today urging him to veto a bill that would require businesses and public facilities in the state to post signs if they allow transgender and other non-binary people to use the restroom in their establishment that matches their gender identity. The bill (House Bill 1182) was… Read more »

TX Governor Signs Religious Liberty Bill

As expected, Texas Governor Greg Abbott this week signed a controversial bill that supporters say affirms religious protections for individuals and businesses in the state. The measure prohibits the government from taking adverse action against any individuals or businesses based on membership, support or contributions to religious groups. The bill’s proponents cited the San Antonio… Read more »

TX House Passes Weakened Religious Liberty Bill

The Texas House passed a religious liberty bill this week that will likely be signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The bill was stripped of its most controversial provisions, however, amid protests from ASAE and other business advocates that it would have licensed discrimination against the LGBTQ community. The version of Senate Bill 1978 that… Read more »

TX Senate Advances Religious Liberty Bill

Over opposition from Democrats, the Texas Senate yesterday advanced a watered-down religious liberty bill that – in its original form – was viewed as discriminatory against the LGBTQ community. The proposal (S. 1978) will now return to the Texas House where the LGBTQ Caucus killed a very similar proposal on a procedural maneuver last week…. Read more »

Debate Continues Over LGBTQ Protections in TX

ASAE President and CEO John Graham joined other business leaders at a press conference April 30 in Austin, TX to oppose legislation that jeopardizes LGBTQ protections in cities like Dallas, Ft. Worth, Plano, Austin and San Antonio. The Texas House is considering three bills intended to stop cities from regulating paid sick leave, benefits and… Read more »