As North Carolina’s bathroom bill is still stirring up controversy, Texas is moving to enact a similar version of the legislation in the state. Two bills, introduced by Texas Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, would limit public restroom access for transgender people
. And on Tuesday, over 100 celebrities signed a letter opposing the anti-transgender legislation.
The letter, signed by Laverne Cox, Ariana Grande, and Lady Gaga, amongst others, also addressed a bill that would require teachers to out LGBTQ students to their parents.
“Other legislation being considered in Texas would force teachers to out LGBTQ students to their parents — a violation of the trust built between kids and educators,” it says. “Still more bills in the works would strip Texas cities of their LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination protections, undermine marriage equality, or legalize discrimination on campuses and in public life. Bills like these are poison, a barrier between Texas and its future.”