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

More legislation targeting transgender Texans is moving at the Capitol this week. Today TFN, Just Texas and the Transgender Education Network of Texas released the following statements. Read More

Republican lawmakers in the Texas Capitol are once again pushing bills that seek to turn religious freedom into a license to discriminate. These bills are intended to slow or stop altogether progress toward equality for LGBTQ Texans. Check out our press release today. Read More

TFN and clergy with Just Texas are calling out the growing legislative assault on transgender youth and their families at the Texas Capitol. One of the appalling bills moving at the Capitol this week would even brand parents as criminal abusers for loving and supporting their transgender kids. Others would ban transgender youth from school sports and from accessing the medically recommended health care they need. Check out our press release. Read More

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's obsession with writing discrimination against LGBTQ Texans into law continues as the Senate State Affairs Committee hears testimony today on a bill that would ban transgender students from participating in school sports across the state. Check out our press statement today. Read More

We have seen a flood of anti-LGBTQ bills filed by far-right lawmakers in the Legislature so far this session. But today Rep. Jessica González, D-Dallas, and state Sen. José Menéndez, D-San Antonio, filed legislation that would extend discrimination protections in Texas law to LGBTQ people. As we say in this press release, passage of these bills would represent a big step forward for equality for all in the state.…… Read More

Texas Rising

House Bill 6 would make voting an obstacle to Texans, and we setup an obstacle course at the Capitol today to PROVE it. Check out this sneak peek 👀 recap of our action and press conference to stop House Bill 6 at #txlege #txraction pic.twitter.com/UMJD…