LGBTQ Rights

 

The freedom to marry became the law of the land, even here in Texas, in June of 2015. But the fight for equality didn’t end there. Texas remains a state where LGBTQ individuals can be fired from their job, denied a place to live or refused service at a business simply because of who they are or whom they love.  Far-right activists and politicians continue to work to preserve the right to discriminate and roll back gains made by the LGBTQ community at the local level.

Resources

Texans Equal Under Law

How Did the Tea Party/Religious Right Lose So Badly on LGBT Discrimination in the Texas Legislature? http://bit.ly/1Nq22Sj

New Poll Shows Long List of Proposed Texas Bills Promoting Anti-LGBT Discrimination Contradicts What Voters Want

Anti-sex education activists have launched new efforts to keep Texas students ignorant about how to protect themselves from disease and unintended pregnancy. And this time they're trying to stir up hostility toward LGBT people to do it. Read More

Did the Supreme Court Create a License to Discriminate against LGBTQ People?

Worried about the fallout from the recent Supreme Court ruling for the baker who chose to discriminate against a same-sex couple? Does the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision turn religion into a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people? Get answers from the experts at a series of town hall meetings this month in four Texas cities. Read More

Today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a Colorado case does not grant businesses a right to use religion to discriminate. We just sent out the following press release: Read More

Houston Anti-LGBT Leader Attacks Boy Scouts (Again)

Dave Welch, head of the rabidly anti-LGBT Houston Area Pastor Council, is spittle-spewing angry that the Boy Scouts of America is changing its name to Scouts BSA and allowing girls to join. Read More

Still Fighting for the Freedom to Marry in Texas

Nearly three years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, some public officials are still trying to use religion as an excuse to discriminate against gay and lesbian families. We need your help to find out just how widespread the problem is in the Lone Star State. Read More

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