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The so-called Texas "bathroom bill" that would have forced people to use the public restroom, shower or locker room matching the sex on their birth certificate died quietly without a vote Tuesday when the Texas legislature adjourned its 30-day special session a day early.

The failure to pass the bill marks the second time a bathroom restriction bill has collapsed in Texas, despite strong support from Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Ben Philpott (@BenPhilpottKUT) of Here & Now contributor KUT in Austin joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss the bill's collapse and its significance.

This segment aired on August 16, 2017.


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