AUSTIN, Texas ― Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) isn’t worried about scaring businesses away from his state with a bathroom bill widely viewed as hostile to transgender people. Speaking in an interview with Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith Wednesday, Patrick repeatedly said the economic fallout from the proposal would be minimal, brushing off concerns that Texas would repeat the experience of North Carolina. When North Carolina passed a similar bill last year, legal fees, canceled events and lost tourism cost the state about $955 million over six months,. A study by the Texas Association of Business found that Texas could jeopardize 685,555 jobs and cost the state as a result of similar boycotts and companies refusing to set up shop here. But Patrick, who likened such businesses’ attitudes to “extortion, ” said Texas will be fine. “I’m not concerned, ” Patrick said, later adding:
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The bill upholds the legalization of selling sex, but now outlaws its purchase, along with many of the activities surrounding it. The bill’s constitutionality is under severe scrutiny from many critics who say it is no better than the old laws. C-86 will for the first time make it illegal to knowingly advertise the offer of sexual services from another person, an offence that, but exempts workers posting on their own behalves. Taegun Kim, a North Korean defector living in Toronto, tells Global News why he doesn’t want to be deported to South Korea. A group of defectors living in Toronto, some of them for years, are worried that they soon might be deported. Taegun Kim, a contractor who has been in Canada for 66 years, said he found out Tuesday that he might have to leave.
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“I’ve been living in Canada doing my own business and I’ve been settled down for a long time. And my friends here also, they also settled down well, ” he said. “We North Korean defectors are doing our best for our country, doing our work. ”“Is it right to be deported forcefully from Canada? I don’t think it is right based on human rights. Sen.
Chis Murphy (D-Conn. ) about the proposed legislation, which he is introducing with Sens. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Cory Booker (D-N. J. ). ″My bill.
Makes clear that any unauthorized preemptive strike on N Korea - nuclear or conventional - is illegal, ” Murphy wrote.