Wendy Davis Wins One For Progress
In Texas we do things big, and yesterday the nation saw State Senator Wendy Davis stand up for progress in a big way. Her 11-hour filibuster led the way in running out the clock to end the special legislative session and with it Senate Bill 5, which could have restricted women's reproductive rights and reduced the number of abortion clinics from 42 to 5. That's right, FIVE.
SB5 is dead for now, but our work isn't done. Today the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, paving the way for marriage equality in America. But in Texas that ruling is bittersweet, as a state ban on gay marriage remains in effect even with today's decision.
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As you can see, things are changing in Texas - though we still have a lot of work to do. But let this be a starting point, not an ending point. And with your help, we can make this state even better.
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