FILE - In this Monday, April 25, 2016 file photo, Lee Churchill, of Raleigh, shows her support of HB2 during a rally at the Halifax Mall in Raleigh, N.C. While demonstrators circled North Carolina's statehouse on Monday, for and against a Republican-backed law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public bathroom access for transgender people, House Democrats filed a repeal bill that did not pass. Efforts in Texas to pass a so-called “bathroom bill” next year have led to stern warnings from the business community over the potential for the state to lose billions of dollars in economic benefits if such legislation passes. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP)
FILE - In this Monday, April 25, 2016 file photo, Lee Churchill, of Raleigh, shows her support of HB2 during a rally at the Halifax Mall in Raleigh, N.C. While demonstrators circled North Carolina's statehouse on Monday, for and against a Republican-backed law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public bathroom access for transgender people, House Democrats filed a repeal bill that did not pass. Efforts in Texas to pass a so-called “bathroom bill” next year have led to stern warnings from the business community over the potential for the state to lose billions of dollars in economic benefits if such legislation passes. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP) Chuck Liddy AP
FILE - In this Monday, April 25, 2016 file photo, Lee Churchill, of Raleigh, shows her support of HB2 during a rally at the Halifax Mall in Raleigh, N.C. While demonstrators circled North Carolina's statehouse on Monday, for and against a Republican-backed law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public bathroom access for transgender people, House Democrats filed a repeal bill that did not pass. Efforts in Texas to pass a so-called “bathroom bill” next year have led to stern warnings from the business community over the potential for the state to lose billions of dollars in economic benefits if such legislation passes. (Chuck Liddy/The News & Observer via AP) Chuck Liddy AP

Businesses say anti-LGBT bills could cost Texas billions of dollars

December 06, 2016 05:54 PM