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

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

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to review an important marriage case means Texas politicians will renew their culture war battle over equality. We just sent out the following press statement: Read More

Texas Freedom Network

Our statement on the final approval today by the State Board of Education of social studies curriculum standards: bit.ly/2qSnDOZ #TeachTheTruth pic.twitter.com/Bb6H…

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