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.


Texans Equal Under Law

How Did the Tea Party/Religious Right Lose So Badly on LGBT Discrimination in the Texas Legislature?

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

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

The Trump Administration Just Created a National License to Discriminate

The Trump administration today, in a dangerous move, created a new office to enforce religious refusals. Read More

The Trump administration today announced a new policy favoring health care workers who refuse to do their jobs because they have religious or moral objections to certain services or to the individuals receiving them. We just sent out the following press release: Read More

The Supreme Court’s ruling in 2015 that laws barring same-sex marriage were unconstitutional continues to outrage the right. But in truth, the right opposes any effort to promote equality for LGBT people, as you can see in these quotes from 2017. Read More

We're crossposting this piece from our colleagues at the National Partnership for Women & Families. The TFN Education Fund, including our Texas Rising program for young adult activists and leaders, is working with the Partnership to call out politicians who tell lie after lie to pass anti-abortion and other bad laws. Read More

Dr. Willie Parker

When Mississippi politicians are as interested in lowering infant mortality and maternal mortality, both disparately high for women of color in that state, I’ll believe that they are truly “pro-life”. Until then, spare me.…

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