State Rep. Mary González Democrats in the Texas House of Representatives were once again able to delay a vote on Senate Bill 14 today (Friday, May 5).
But the measure that would ban gender-affirming healthcare for transgender minors in the state is expected to come back around for the third time early next week.
SB 14 first reached the House floor on Tuesday, May 2, but was sent back to the House Public Health Committee thanks to a point of order raised by State Rep.
Mary González, one of the founders of the House LGBTQ Caucus. But, when the bill was called for debate on Tuesday, activists crowded into the Gallery began chanting and singing, prompting Speaker Dade Phelan to order state troopers to clear the Gallery of spectators.