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Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is pushing discrimination in the Texas Legislature again. Today the Senate State Affairs Committee took up a sweeping bill that would allow every licensed professional in the state to use their religious beliefs to justify discrimination against LGBT Texans. Check out our press release below. UPDATE: The State Affairs Committee gave its approval to SB17 late this afternoon. Democratic Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., joined other Republicans on the committee in voting for the bill. The committee's only other Democrat, Sen. Judith Zaffirini, voted no. Read More
New Study Makes Clear that Texas Abortion Restrictions Blocked Access, Delayed Care Until Later in PregnancyShare
Restrictions Were Never About Protecting Women’s Health, TFN President Says Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 12, 2019 AUSTIN - Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller is condemning Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s request that the Trump administration exempt publicly funded adoption and foster care agencies in the state from federal rules that bar discrimination for religious reasons. Read More
“Religious Exemption” bills undermine equality and open state to litigation Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 28, 2019 AUSTIN – Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller today warned that a bill that already strips away the ability of cities and counties to require earned paid sick leave and other basic benefits for workers now threatens nondiscrimination protections for LGBT workers. Read More