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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.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas CEO Chuck Smith Responds to Lt. Governor Dan Patrick’s Threats to Texas Lawmakers May 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm Being transgender in Texas is hard enough without having to face public threats from the lt. governor.
Statement on Passage to Engrossment of HB 3859 from Chuck Smith, CEO of Equality Texas May 9, 2017 at 11:10 pm The passage to engrossment of HB 3859 is another step toward allowing organizations to discriminate using taxpayer money.
Equality Texas Responds To ‘License to Discriminate’ Executive Order May 4, 2017 at 3:19 pm Today, the President of the United States signed a Free Speech and Religious Liberty executive order. The unprecedented action is a thinly-veiled attempt to promote discrimination.

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