Feds to Appeal Texas Judge’s Decision on Transgender Bathroom Usage

This week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune.

By Rhonda FanningOctober 21, 2016 4:14 pm| ,

It’s time to talk about the week that was in Texas politics. Emily Ramshaw, editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, stopped by the Standard today to talk about what’s been going on across the state.

The Obama administration filed an appeal Thursday to a Texas judge’s ruling blocking federal guidelines on transgender bathroom use.

“This really is no surprise, the Obama administration had insinuated that it would go ahead and try to appeal this state court ruling,” Ramshaw says.

While the topic hasn’t made its way to the front of the presidential race, there’s been a ripple effect on state and local levels.

“It has been a big fight in North Carolina, it’s been a big fight in Texas, you can expect to see this as a big fight before the Texas legislature,” she says. “I just think there is so much nasty stuff already out on the presidential campaign trail there might not be room for anything else.”

What you’ll hear in this segment: 

-About new polls regarding how Texas might lean on Election Day

-Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s response to Donald Trump’s comments on the election being rigged