Texas Gov. Greg Abbott opposed controversial "bathroom bill," state rep says

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Gov. Greg Abbott himself was opposed to the controversial “bathroom bill” that dominated debate at the Texas Capitol for much of 2017, according to a state representative involved in keeping the legislation from passing the Texas House. State Rep. Byron Cook, the chairman of the House State Affairs committee that blocked the bill from reaching the House floor for a full vote, said Tuesday that Abbott “did not want that bill on his desk.” Cook’s comments on the bill, which would have restricted the use of certain public facilities for transgender Texans, came alongside the long-awaite...

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