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

A marathon session in the Texas House on that chamber's version of the state budget ended in the wee hours of this morning with a big victory in our fight against school voucher schemes but distressing actions in the continuing war on women's reproductive health care. Read More

Yes, the Texas Anti-LGBT Bills Really Are About Hate and Discrimination

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick insists that SB 6 -- the so-called "bathroom bill" -- isn't about discriminating against transgender Texans. It is, of course. Patrick's own actions, and the actions of religious-right extremists he has brought in to help pass this discrimination bill, make that clear. Read More

The Texas Senate State Affairs Committee today heard testimony on yet another of the 17 proposed bills that would allow the use of religion to discriminate against LGBT Texans. But the bill is so broad that it would allow public officials to discriminate against virtually anyone. We just sent out the following press release: Read More

The fight over using religion to discriminate is heating up at the Texas Capitol. We just had a press conference with the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas. Following is the press release we sent out. Read More

Equality Texas

Any bill that carries the expectation that every Texan needs a birth certificate to use the restroom is an unenforceable bill. #TXLege

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