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

This is hardly a coincidence. The State Affairs Committee of the Texas Senate has scheduled a public hearing for Senate Bill 6, the transgender discrimination bill, on the same day that a parade of prominent anti-LGBT speakers will join Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Attorney General Ken Paxton at a so-called "Pastors' Briefing" at the Texas Capitol. Read More

Texas Rising members also deliver bathroom passes to legislators to highlight opposition to discriminatory 'bathroom bill' Read More

Speaking at a press conference organized by an extremist anti-LGBT group, a number of Texas legislators today called for passage of bills they said would protect "religious freedom." But those bills really are designed to allow individuals and businesses to use religion to discriminate. We just sent out the following statement: Read More

Statement in Response to Texas Capitol Press Conference by Anti-LGBT Group Touting Religious Refusals Bills Read More

The Texas Freedom Network joined with other advocacy groups and policy experts on Thursday to sponsor a briefing at the Texas Capitol targeting anti-LGBT discrimination bills state lawmakers will consider this session. Here's the joint 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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