The cohosts lauded anti-LGBTQ Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for signing a law that prohibits punishing entities for donations to religious organizations (even those that are antigay).
The legislation prevents state and local governments from "punishing" businesses because of their donations to faith-based groups, including anti-LGBTQ ones.
The bill, soon headed to Gov. Greg Abbott, would keep governments from punishing businesses because of their religious beliefs or donations.
The Texas House had killed the bill, which would protect individuals and businesses that discriminate, but the Senate has brought it back to life.
State Rep. Julie Johnson and the legislature's LGBTQ Caucus managed to keep the bill from coming up before the deadline for action.
Similar bills have been introduced several times, but sponsors think this one will pass.
The former Air Force Secretary, now being considered for president of the Univ. of Texas, El Paso, is criticized for her handling of a report accusing her husband of sexual misconduct.