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This Trans Woman Took A Photo With The Texas Governor To Protest His 'Bathroom Bill'

By Aimee Lutkin

On Saturday, a woman named Ashley Smith posted a photo of herself with Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Smith is transgender, and an LGBT activist. That would make her photo standing with Abbott and smiling pretty surprising, because Abbott is pushing S.B. 6, a so-called  "bathroom bill" that would force transgender people to use public restrooms and locker rooms that match the sex listed on their birth certificates, instead of their gender identity. The Washington Post reports that Smith wanted to protest the bill, and came up with an ingenious way to do it.

Smith posted the picture of her and Abbott, asking in the caption, "How will the Potty Police know I'm transgender if the Governor doesn't?"