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'Bathroom Bill' passes, heads to Senate for full vote

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AUSTIN, Texas – The controversial "bathroom bill" passed Wednesday in Texas. Senate Bill 6 will head to the Senate for a full vote.

The hearing for the bill started Tuesday at the state capitol and wrapped around 5 a.m. Wednesday.

More than 400 people signed up to testify on the measure that would require people to use the restroom that corresponds with the sex on their birth certificate. 

The transgender community said the bill discriminates and would put people at risk.

Supporters said they know what it means to keep women and children and safe.

If it passes the House, it would then go to Gov. Greg Abbott for his signature.

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