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May 16, 2017

Hate & Intolerance Exposed on the House Floor

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.
May 5, 2017

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

On Saturday, the Texas House of Representatives will debate and vote on a bill that greenlights discrimination against LGBTQ Texans and limits the reproductive health care options available to vulnerable teenagers. HB 3859 is a discriminatory and...
May 1, 2017
Glenn Statesman

Texas Lawmakers are Locked in the Bathroom

Ed. note: the following column was originally published in the Austin American-Statesman. Image is an original illustration by artist M. Scott Byers. The Texas Legislature seems to have locked itself in the bathroom — and it won’t come out. Outside,...
February 24, 2017
Jim Crow, June Crow, Jose Crow Laws

“Jim Crow, June Crow, Jose Crow Laws”

Ed. note: the following column was originally published in Quorum Report . The all-Republican Texas Supreme Court, apparently alarmed at political threats from the far right, will rehear a case that would make second-class citizens of public employees in...
August 23, 2016

Fox 7 Debates: Texas Transgender Rights

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked President Obama's directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in public schools. Lucy Stein, the advocacy director of Progress Texas, discusses the injunction
May 27, 2016
The GOP's Icky Obsession with Bathrooms

The Icky Bathroom Obsessions of the Right

Photo credit: San Antonio Current . The icky bathroom obsessions of Lt. Dan Patrick, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Greg Abbott and other Republicans make me wonder whether we need segregated public restrooms after all: one set for Republicans, another set for...