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For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Successfully Stops All Discriminatory Legislation Targeting Transgender Texans and Families August 16, 2017 at 11:46 am We did it—we defeated anti-transgender “bathroom bill” legislation!
For Immediate Release: More Than 50,000 Texans Took Action to Oppose Discriminatory Legislation August 14, 2017 at 10:15 am Today, a group of LGBTQ and civil rights groups -- including the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Equality Texas, the ACLU of Texas, the Texas Freedom Network and the Transgender Education Network of Texas – delivered a list of signatures from more than 50,000 Texans who have taken action this year to oppose discriminatory anti-transgender legislation such as SB6, HB2899, SB3 and HB46 and other anti-LGBTQ bills considered by Texas lawmakers.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas’ Statement Regarding Spike in Calls to Suicide Hotline August 3, 2017 at 11:12 am Late last night, the Trevor Project – the nation’s largest LGBTQ youth crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization – issued a press statement about the amount of incoming calls, text messages and online chats they’ve received from transgender youth.
For Immediate Release: LGBTQ Coalition Speaks Out Against Anti-Transgender Bills on Day of Testimony in Senate Committee July 21, 2017 at 12:06 pm Today, the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee hears testimony on the anti-transgender legislation SB3 and SB91.
For Immediate Release: While the Nation Celebrates Pride Month and Two Years of Marriage Equality, Texas Supreme Court Punts Same-Sex Marriage Case Back to Lower Court June 30, 2017 at 10:36 am The Texas Supreme Court's opinion today in the Pidgeon case clings to unconstitutional notions of "separate but equal" that were long ago laid to rest in this nation.
Governor Abbott Signs HB 3589 Into Law, Statement from Equality Texas June 15, 2017 at 5:47 pm HB 3859 will allow child welfare organizations, agencies, employees, and foster parents that contract with the state to discriminate against LGBTQ families and others when making foster care and adoption decisions.
For Immediate Release: Special Session Statement from Equality Texas June 6, 2017 at 2:56 pm Any such bathroom legislation that targets transgender Texans - an already vulnerable population - for unequal treatment and puts innocent children in harm’s way is unconscionable.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thousands of Texans Urge Legislature To Oppose Discriminatory Legislation May 27, 2017 at 2:12 pm Today, a group of LGBTQ and civil rights groups -- including the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Equality Texas, the ACLU of Texas, the Texas Freedom Network and the Transgender Education Network of Texas – delivered a list of signatures from more than 33,000 Texans who have taken action this session to oppose discriminatory bills such as SB 6, HB 2899, and HB 2078, in addition to other anti-LGBTQ bills under consideration by Texas lawmakers.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LGBTQ and Civil Rights Groups Take on Texas’ Slate of Anti-LGBTQ Bills May 25, 2017 at 3:27 pm Today, a group of LGBTQ and civil rights groups -- including the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Equality Texas, the ACLU of Texas, the Texas Freedom Network and the Transgender Education Network of Texas responded to the anti-LGBTQ bills under consideration by Texas lawmakers.
Statement from Equality Texas CEO Chuck Smith Regarding SB 2078 and HB 3859 May 21, 2017 at 9:53 pm Tonight, the state of Texas voted to advance two bills that discriminate against LGBTQ Texans.

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