Kimmel, Keys and Lady Gaga Among Celebrities Condemning Texas Bathroom Bill Targeting Transgender People - NECN

Kimmel, Keys and Lady Gaga Among Celebrities Condemning Texas Bathroom Bill Targeting Transgender People

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    Kimmel, Keys and Lady Gaga Among Celebrities Condemning Texas Bathroom Bill Targeting Transgender People
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    Jimmy Kimmel, Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga are among the celebrities who are condemning a Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people.

    Musicians Lady Gaga and Alicia Keys along with Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence are among more than 140 artists and celebrities condemning a Texas "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people.

    Britney Spears and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel also signed a letter Tuesday criticizing the Republican-backed efforts as a "denial of basic human dignity." The bill would require people to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate.

    It's similar to a North Carolina law that prompted rockers Pearl Jam and Bruce Springsteen to cancel concerts in that state last year.

    The Texas bill has yet to receive even a preliminary vote but public pressure is ratcheting up. Last week, the NFL suggested that Texas could be passed over for future Super Bowl sites if the proposal became law.