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During a Tuesday interview on Texas Standard, a statewide news magazine based out of KUT Austin, author Lawrence Wright talked with The Texas Tribune‘s Alana Rocha about “America’s Future is Texas,” his latest piece in The New Yorker.
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In the article, Wright – a longtime staff writer for the magazine – includes the following quote from House Speaker Joe Straus about the “bathroom bill,” controversial legislation slated for the special legislative session that would regulate which bathrooms transgender Texans can use:
“I’m not a lawyer, but I am a Texan,” Straus said. “I’m disgusted by all this. Tell the lieutenant governor I don’t want the suicide of a single Texan on my hands.”
In this clip, Wright talks about his exchange with the speaker.
Listen to the full interview with Lawrence Wright on www.texasstandard.org.