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January 17, 2016
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Why the Fight for LGBTQ Equality Isn't Over in Texas

Ed Note: This article was originally published on the Texas Research Institute blog. Marriage equality is now the law of land throughout the nation, but the fight for LGBTQ equality in Texas isn’t over. In much of Texas today, it is totally legal to...
December 9, 2015

Equal Rights in Houston Still At Stake in Runoff Election

Houston has a really important mayoral and city council election coming up this Saturday, December 12th. While the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) won’t be on the ballot, the future of Houston — as a city that welcomes diversity, promotes equality,...
November 11, 2015
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Dallas Clarifies Equal Rights Protections, GOP Goes Berserk

On the same day that President Obama announced his endorsement of The Equality Act — a federal bill that would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity — the Dallas City Council voted...
July 24, 2015

John Oliver Tackles Transgender Issues on Last Week Tonight

A few weeks ago on Last Week Tonight, a few days after the historic Marriage Equality ruling, John Oliver departed from celebrating the ruling like others and instead sent a powerful message about the state of Transgender rights in America. Rather than...
July 6, 2015

Ted Cruz Throws Tantrum Over Same-Sex Marriage

Ted Cruz is really, really, really unhappy with the Supreme Court decision to allow same-sex marriages nationwide. Whie many Texans celebrated when the Supreme Court declared " love wins! ," Cruz was busy firing off insults that sounded less like a...
June 27, 2015
SCOTUS 2015: Freedom to Marry for Everyone

SCOTUS 2015: Freedom to Marry for Everyone

Ed. Note: the following is Part 5 of our 5-part SCOTUS 2015 series reviewing decisions from this summer. Every American has the freedom to marry the person they love. This is why courts matter. It was a long, hard-fought legal battle which many hoped...
June 11, 2015

Texas Republicans Tried to Stop LGBTQ Equality. They Failed.

After introducing more than 20 anti-LGBTQ bills this legislative session—ranging from bills that targeted marriage equality to so-called “religious freedom” and local preemption proposals that aimed to legalize discrimination against LGBT Texans—Texas...