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April 10, 2015

Watch: Jon Stewart Destroys Indiana RFRA

Indiana, which recently signed into law discriminatory Religious Freedom legislation, was taken to task by Jon Stewart this week, as the Daily Show host laid out exactly what happens when these types of bills are passed. Texas, too, has similar...
March 30, 2015

Texas: Take Note of Indiana Religious Discrimination Backlash

Last week, Indiana’s Republican Governor Mike Pence signed a bill known as the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act” into law—a bill strikingly similar to one proposed in Texas this legislative session. In the days since, Indiana’s religious discrimination...
March 27, 2015

Attorney General Ken Paxton Denies Texans Marriage Benefits

In response to a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, on Thursday, a federal judge in Wichita Falls temporarily blocked federal rules that would give legally married gay and lesbian couples living in Texas spousal medical and family leave...
March 19, 2015

Stewart Destroys Texas Lawmaker With 5 Marriages

Texas Rep. Tony Tinderholt considers himself a marriage expert. He should - with four divorces under his belt and currently on his fifth marriage - who is better to fight for the "sanctity" of marriage in Texas? I will let Jon Stewart take it from here...
March 10, 2015

One Religious Discrimination Bill Down - One to Go

Yesterday, State Representative Jason Villalba announced he was reconsidering "entirely" his constitutional amendment proposal— HJR 55 —that would allow religion to be used as a weapon to discriminate, an excuse for abuse and a license to break the law...
March 6, 2015

Join the Texas Campaign to End LGBT Discrimination

In Texas today it is legal to fire, deny housing or refuse service to gay and transgender Texans simply because of who they are. Without legal protections, many Texans must live with the burden of knowing that at any moment they could lose their...
January 30, 2015

Equality Is On the Ups Nationwide

Since the Supreme Court shredded the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, the nation as a whole has been trending toward equality. There have been 61 victories for the freedom to marry since then - 45 in federal courts and 16 at the state level - and we think...
January 18, 2015

Republicans on the Attack: Use Religion to Discriminate

Right-wing conservatives in Texas are continuing their assault on local laws that protect LGBTQ Texans from discrimination, cloaking their harmful and unjust attacks under the guise of religious freedom. Though polls show 75% of Texans support prohibiting...
January 6, 2015

Texas Freedom To Marry; Back In Court

Texas Republicans are continuing their discriminatory crusade against marriage equality, taking their case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit this Friday. While a lower district court ruled that Texas’ ban on same sex marriage was...
October 24, 2014

How to Talk to Your Crazy Uncle About Marriage Equality

Even as marriage equality sweeps across states throughout the country— 32 and counting — Texas Republicans remain hell bent on discriminating against LGBTQ Texans, using some insanely backwards and bigoted arguments to deny loving Texan couples the...
October 20, 2014

Would Greg Abbott Defend Interracial Marriage Ban?

News just broke that in an interview with the San Antonio Express-News Attorney General Greg Abbott refused to answer whether he would defend an interracial marriage ban . For Abbott, who is fighting in court to deny LGBT Texans the freedom to marry and...
September 23, 2014

Texas Woman Denied Driver’s License Over Same-Sex Marriage

While Texas’ conservative leaders like Attorney General Greg Abbott and 63 GOP legislators have been busy defending Texas’ discriminatory ban on same-sex marriage and battling the freedom for loving Texas couples to marry, one Texas woman, Connie Wilson,...
July 29, 2014

Abbott Appeals Marriage Ban, Refuses Petitions

Greg Abbott is proving—once again—just how out of touch and wrong for Texas he is. Yesterday, Attorney General Greg Abbott both refused to accept over 5,000 Equality Texas petitions asking him to respect every Texan’s freedom to marry and appealed the...