Mercury Midday News 01/26/17

Mercury Midday News 01/26/17

This week we discuss the role that the media plays in academia with Dr. Alex Piquero and the impact of Texas’s proposed “bathroom bill” with Student Government senators.

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SG, LGBTQ clubs look at proposed Texas law

SG, LGBTQ clubs look at proposed Texas law

Texas Republican Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick have unveiled a “bathroom bill” in the Texas Legislature which forces individuals to use the bathroom corresponding the the gender on their birth certificate and creates harsher punishments for crimes committed in bathrooms. The bill covers government buildings and specifically...

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Bathroom use debate ignores basic rights

Transgender people wrongly portrayed as dangerous in national discussion about using bathrooms corresponding to gender identity The reason many people are so frightened about allowing individuals to use restrooms corresponding to their gender identity rather than that listed on their birth certificates is, for the most part, based on a...

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