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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...
June 28, 2014

12,000 Texans Petition GOP to Support Freedom to Marry

Earlier this month, Progress Texas and Equality Texas joined forces to push back on the Republican ban on marriage. In just a few days, more than 12,000 Texans added their names to a petition asking Republican statewide elected officials and candidates to...
June 5, 2014

Freedom to Marry Petition Outnumbers Republican Delegates

Progress Texas has joined forces with Equality Texas to push back on the Republican ban on marriage for same-sex couples. As part of its convention in Fort Worth, the Texas Republican Party is hosting a rally in support of Attorney General Greg Abbott’s...
May 29, 2014

Abbott Ruling Allows GOP to Deny Gay Conservatives

The Republican Party of Texas has denied a request by a group of gay conservatives to host a booth during its state convention. And it was a ruling by none other than Greg Abbott, the Republican nominee for Governor, that enables the RPT to get away with...
March 26, 2013

Greg Abbott's Theocracy vs. Jed Bartlet's Democracy

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott restated his opposition to gay marriage by rejecting the American principle of democracy and announcing his support, instead, for a theocratic government of which God is the head of the state. From the Austin American-...
July 10, 2012

As PRIDE grows, tragedy strikes Portland, Texas

June 22nd was a day of celebration for millions of LGBT people and LGBT advocates celebrating Pride Day across the country. However, while millions celebrated a tragedy struck Portland, Texas. Many details are still unknown, but on June 22nd a teenage...
June 18, 2012

This 5th grader is adorable AND informed

New York fifth-grader Kameron Slade won a class competition to deliver a speech as part of a school-wide competition but was banned from delivering it by the principal becasue of its controversal topic - marrage equality. Slade ended up delivering the...
June 13, 2012

A Hopeful Outlook for LGBT Texans

Last weekend at the Texas Democratic Party (TDP) and the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) state conventions small but significant progress was made regarding marriage equality here in Texas. Prior to the 2012 TDP Convention the words gay, lesbian, bisexual...