The whole article is here:
With All Eyes On Trump, Texas May Soon Pass Horrific Anti-LGBTQ Laws
The part that really caught my attention:
"Getting less attention, however, are the insidious attempts to write discrimination into must-pass bills that have already been debated. An amendment added at the last minute to a nursing care bill, HB 2950, for example, would bar the Texas Board of Nursing from punishing discriminatory actions if they are committed in the service of a nurse’s “religious beliefs.” According to the Texas Freedom Network (TFN), a watchdog and activist group, a nurse could “cite his religious beliefs as a reason to refuse to care for a gay patient on the grounds that he believes homosexuality is a sin” or is against his faith. “A nurse who believes that men are the head of the household,” the group also notes, “could breach client confidentiality to disclose a woman’s medical condition to her husband against her wishes.”
I've been all over the Texas Legislature site looking for more info on this part of HB 2950 and can't find anything on such an amendment. I'm interested in learning more.
Also, what the WHAT?