Texas lawmakers to seek LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws - and economic boost

October 30, 2020

“More than two-thirds of Texas support this basic concept of fairness, opportunity and respect for LGBTQ Texans who deserve to belong and to be themselves in every space,” said Rep. Ina Minjarez, a San Antonio Democrat.

Lawmakers, business leaders and experts joined a panel hosted by the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce to discuss the potential economic benefits of new inclusivity laws.

By 2025, the economic impact of LGBTQ protections for employment, housing and access to public places would bring in $1.4 billion and nearly 13,000 jobs to the San Antonio area, according to the study by the Perryman Group, a Waco-based economic analysis firm.

Across the state, such laws would help generate more than 180,200 jobs, said the report that calculated figures out to 2045.


  • Melanie Cervantes
    published this page in NEWS 2021-11-15 17:34:41 -0600