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.

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State Rep. Matt Shaheen, R-Plano, is upset that retailing giant Target has announced that transgender customers and employees may use whichever public restroom is appropriate to their gender identity. Here's his tweet this afternoon:…… Read More

When it comes to justifying discrimination against LGBT people, politicians are making some rather startling arguments. Here, for example, is what Texas Sen. Charles Perry, R-Lubbock, told a local television news reporter on Tuesday:

"In a free market, I choose who I do service with. If I have government stepping in that role and determining who I have to do service with, then we are one step closer to fascism."

Really, Sen. Perry? So was passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 a "step closer to fascism"? After all, that law bars businesses from denying service to people because of their race or gender.… Read More

When supporters of anti-LGBT discrimination succeeded in repealing the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance with their dishonest and disgraceful "sexual predators in bathrooms" myth, we all knew that the religious right would use the same tactic elsewhere. In fact, North Carolina lawmakers have used it to justify a sweeping new law in their state sanctioning discrimination against LGBT people. But check out this video from Media Matters for America exposing the lies behind the shameful tactic:…… Read More

Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller warned today that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is further politicizing the state’s chief law enforcement agency with the appointment of yet another prominent culture warrior to a top staff position in his office.… Read More

So not only are religious-right groups lying about why they support North Carolina's anti-LGBT discrimination law, they also appear to be exaggerating when making claims about who else supports it. Read More

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