Texas House Speaker Given Champions of Freedom Award

Joe Straus, current Speaker of the Texas House, was given the Champions of Freedom Award from the American Unity Fund last week. The Republican representing San Antonio, TX was given this award because of his part in killing the bathroom bill. Straus’ last act of the 2017 legislative session was to publicly oppose the bill that would have required citizens to use bathrooms that match their sex at birth. The American Unity Fund is a group out of Washington D.C. that is “dedicated to advancing the cause of freedom for LGBT Americans by making the conservative case that freedom truly means freedom for everyone.”