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

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

In just the second day of the 2017 Texas legislative session, far-right lawmakers are already demonstrating their contempt for LGBT people and public schools. Read More

Lt. Governor’s Phony Justification Is Just Fear-Mongering FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller has the following statement on the announcement today by Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst, R-Brenham, of their Senate Bill 6, which would bar transgender people from using public restrooms consistent with their gender identity. Miller pointed out that the name of the bill, the so-called “Privacy Act,” itself is misleading because its supporters still cannot point to a single instance in which someone’s privacy or safety was endangered by transgender people using public restrooms. Miller went on: Read More

Texas Freedom Network

The contortions it takes for Texas Values to make an argument. "Houston voted against HERO two years ago and the A… twitter.com/i/web/st…

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