Texas Approves Codifying LGBTQ Discrimination.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has signed so-called "religious freedom" legislation that critics say is really designed to allow discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community.

The bill, S.B. 1978, prohibits state and local governments from taking "adverse action" against any individuals or businesses based on membership, support or donations to religious groups, reported CNN.

Critics say the measure is designed to punish local governments that decline to work with entities and businesses that discriminate against LGBTQ people. The legislation was proposed by state Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Dist. 1) after news reports circulated that the San Antonio City Council earlier this year said it would not approve a new food concessions...

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