“We know it’s going to be a tough fight. The forces of fear and misinformation will pull out all the stops, both in Texas and nationally. You can mark today as the day that Texas is drawing a line in the sand and saying no. Is that a speech about defending the Alamo? Nope. It’s Texas lieutenant governor Dan Patrick announcing his plans to duplicate North Carolina’s controversial bathroom law. And he’s not alone. Bathroom bills are currently being planned in eight states.