It’s been almost a month since we’ve featured a group of progressives chanting “Shame!” in unison, so here is a group of protesters showing their opposition to Texas’ version of North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” as it was introduced Thursday by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst.

Texas Senate Bill 6, the Texas Privacy Act, is being called the “bathroom bill,” much like its counterpart in North Carolina. It would preempt local nondiscrimination ordinances that allow transgender Texans to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.

Mayor Annise Parker in 2015 introduced HERO, or the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, to provide protections for gay, bisexual and transgender Americans in her city, but the referendum was crushed at the ballot box, inspiring Parker to label the voters in her city transphobes.

The fight over transgender access to restrooms and locker rooms now goes statewide.

Sen. Kolkhorst said the bill would protect every Texan’s right to personal privacy …

… while Sen. Sylvia R. Garcia maintained that all Texans want to go to the bathroom in peace.

Actually, those two arguments sound perfectly compatible, although Garcia followed up by calling the bill a job-killer, citing a study that says it could cost the state $8.5 billion.

Patrick seems up for the fight, having tweeted his support to North Carolina’s legislature last month.