AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — 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
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.
similar to a North Carolina law that prompted rockers Pearl Jam and
Bruce Springsteen to cancel concerts in that state last year.
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.