Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
San Antonio-born author Rick Riordan, declining an invitation from the Texas Legislature after senate Republicans filed a bill which would bar transgender people from using public restrooms consistent with their gender identity.
Just turned down an invite to be honored by TX state legislature as a Texas author. If they want to honor me, they could stop this nonsense.
The Legislature is much more partisan than it used to be, and that has affected how we do business, and not in a good way. I don’t think most Texans see a lot of these issues as priorities, when the state has so many needs and a large shortfall in the budget.
It has been the honor of my life to serve you. I won’t stop; in fact, I will be right there with you, as a citizen, for all my remaining days.
Discrimination of any kind is wrong.If passed, this legislation will have devastating consequences on our economy.
Of course, I would enforce all the laws of the land. Of course, I think all Americans should be protected by the law. What I have said before is I don’t think anyone should get ‘extra rights.’