Move over Indiana. The religious right’s campaign to enshrine in Texas law discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families is putting the Lone Star State in the national spotlight.
In fact, all eyes will be on Texas when the House votes Tuesday on whether to defy a potential U.S. Supreme Court supporting the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples. Both the Senate and the House are set to vote on other legislation that would also open the door to discrimination in Texas.
We wanted to alert you to a couple of related events. Michelangelo Signorile is bringing his national Sirius XM radio program to Austin May 18-19 to cover the battle over LGBT equality at the Texas Capitol. The journalist and bestselling author has chronicled the modern movement for LGBT equality since the 1980s. So if you’re a Sirius XM subscriber, make sure to tune in to the show May 18-19.
Signorile will also be speaking and signing copies of his new book, It’s Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality, at BookPeople in Austin on May 18. Click here for more on that event.