Here are some of the week’s most notable quotes culled from news reports from across Texas, and beyond.
Texas Association of Business President Chris Wallace, on an analysis that found Texas could lose $8.5 billion and 185,000 jobs if anti-LGBT laws are passed by the Legislature.
There will be a significant economic impact in Texas if we continue down this path of legislation that is very much discriminatory. Why go there when we’re one of the top states in which to do business?
President-elect Donald Trump
Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country. I mean that very sincerely. Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division. We have to get together. To all Republicans, Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.
This loss hurts, but please never stop believing that fighting for what’s right is worth it.
Mara Keisling, the executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, on what a Trump presidency means for LGBT people.
We are going to keep working to advance policy. We’re going to fight like hell to keep existing policies, and we are going to win more than we are going to lose.