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Why the Supreme Court Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision Matters in Texas

June 4, 2018
Texas has no statewide law that explicitly protects LGBTQ Texans from discrimination — and Texas Republicans have a history of using religion as a weapon to discriminate.
Why the Supreme Court Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision Matters in Texas

Supreme Court Decisions We’re Watching for in June

May 24, 2018
The Court is set to decide some really important cases by the end of June — cases covering a lot of issues that matter to and impact the lives of Texans, from LGBTQ equality and immigration to workers’, voting, and abortion rights.
Supreme Court Decisions We’re Watching for June 2018

LGBTQ Texans Score Victory in Federal Court, As Texas Republican Party Continues to Discriminate

April 17, 2018
A federal court in Texas ruled that civil rights law protects LGBTQ Texans from workplace discrimination the same week the Texas Republican Party denied an LGBTQ conservative group a booth at their convention.
LGBTQ Texans Score Victory in Federal Court, As Texas Republican Party Embraces Discrimination

Amid Harvey Recovery, Houston Fights to Defend Marriage Equality in Texas

September 21, 2017
Houston is fighting Texas GOP’s insidious attempt to relitigate marriage equality and discriminate against LGBTQ Texans.
Texas Marriage Equality Fight Houston

Here Are All the Awful Bills Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Passed in a Week

July 28, 2017
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, at Governor Abbott’s behest, orchestrated a cruel act of political theater with very real and devastating consequences on Texans’ lives.
Dan Patrick

Texas Special Session, Explained

July 19, 2017
State lawmakers came back to the Capitol yesterday to take up Gov. Greg Abbott's twisted special session agenda. On the agenda - attacking the rights and lives of Texans. Again. So let's dive into what makes this session especially messed up.

5 Ways Texas GOP Will Try to Screw Texans Over During Governor Abbott’s Special Session

June 30, 2017
Governor Abbott called a special session of the Texas Legislature, putting the lives and rights of Texans on the line to score Republican primary points.
5 Ways Texas Republicans Will Try Screw Texans Over During Gov. Abbott’s Special Session

Open Letter to Gov. Abbott and Texas Lawmakers: An Attack on Any Texan Is An Attack on All Texans

June 21, 2017
36 groups representing diverse voices across the state denounce the extreme politics driving the Texas legislative agenda and vow to fight back.

TEXAS STRONG: Resistance at the 2017 Legislative Session

June 2, 2017
Progressives from around the state and our champions in the legislature fought hard this session. From immigrant and voting rights to LGBTQ equality and reproductive freedom - we will continue to resist attacks on our fundamental rights.

The Worst of the Worst Texas Legislative Session in Pictures, Annotated

June 1, 2017
This session was pretty awful and by most accounts, the worst in recent history

Powerful Republican Donor & Notorious Bigot Threatens “Wicked State Legislators” Over Bathroom Bill

May 23, 2017
In a "prayer" that reads like a terroristic threat, Lt. Gov Dan Patrick backer Steven Hotze took aim at his political opponents.
Meet the Man Behind the Campaign to Repeal #HERO

Texas Democrat calls out GOP separate-but-equal bathroom bill

May 22, 2017
Watch Rep. Senfronia Thompson call out the Texas GOP's discriminatory bill for what it is: a separate but equal bathroom bill targeting vulnerable transgender kids."Bathrooms divided us and they divide us now...separate but equal is not equal at all."
Thompson

Hate & Intolerance Exposed on the House Floor

May 16, 2017
As part of a larger effort to insert religious refusal provisions into uncontroversial, state agency review bills, Republicans in the Texas House passed an amendment that would allow for discrimination against LGBTQ Texans seeking legal assistance.
Israel

Texas House GOP Passes Discriminatory Bill Targeting Kids in CPS

May 10, 2017
The broad ‘license to discriminate’ bill uses religion to target vulnerable kids, LGBTQ Texans, and reproductive freedom.
Religious Refusal CPS Texas

CALL TODAY: Stop anti-LGBTQ, anti-reproductive rights bill

May 5, 2017
Call (844) 489-5685 now to get connected with your Texas Representative

Texas Lawmakers are Locked in the Bathroom

May 1, 2017
If the Texas Legislature is going to waste time, they should do so on something less mean-spirited, less regressive and less discriminatory.
Glenn Statesman