Justice  /  Video

Texas State Rep. Gives Powerful Testimony on the History of Bathroom Laws

It was all about the parallels between a new "bathroom bill" and the Jim Crow segregation of her youth.

Embedded video

If the video does not load or is not working, it may be a problem with the video service, or you may need to turn off an ad blocking browser extension.

Texas state Rep. Senfronia Thompson compared her history of living under Jim Crow to describe how the state's "bathroom bill" is a form on discrimination on May 21. The assembly approved a proposal that would keep transgender students from using school bathrooms that match their gender identity.