San Antonio Trans Woman's Viral Photo With Governor Abbott Spotlights 'Bathroom Bill' | KERA News

San Antonio Trans Woman's Viral Photo With Governor Abbott Spotlights 'Bathroom Bill'

Jul 19, 2017
Originally published on July 18, 2017 3:35 pm

A photo posted to Facebook on Saturday by a trans woman from San Antonio gained national media attention about potential enforceability issues of the so-called "bathroom bill"

After Governor Greg Abbott announced his bid for re-election at Sunset Station, he posed for a photo with attendees including Ashley Smith. 

The photo with text overlay "#BathroomBuddy" and Smith's caption – "How will the Potty Police know if I'm transgender if the Governor doesn't?" – went viral. As of Tuesday afternoon, the Facebook post had garnered more than 5,000 "likes" and nearly 2,000 shares.

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