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Shifting the Narrative — the 86th Legislative Session May 28, 2019 at 3:28 pm
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Blocked Nearly 20 Anti-LGBTQ Bill This Session May 28, 2019 at 2:40 pm The death of 20 LGBTQ bills this legislative session is evidence of the growing political strength of and support for the LGBTQ rights movement.
For Immediate Release: Proposed Trump Administration Rollbacks of ACA Nondiscrimination Regulations Jeopardize Transgender Texans’ Access to Health Care May 24, 2019 at 4:50 pm The Trump administration’s new proposed regulation would erase all recognition by the Department of Health and Human Services of protections for transgender people under the Health Care Rights Law.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Statement on the Murder of Muhlaysia Booker May 20, 2019 at 1:22 pm We are devastated that Muhlaysia Booker of Dallas, Texas has become the third transgender woman of color to be killed this year. We call upon the Dallas Police Department to pursue their investigation and find Muhlaysia’s killer(s). Equality Texas decries the epidemic of violence targeting transgender women of color and all violence against members of the LGBTQ community.
For Immediate Release: Anti-LGBTQ Bill SB 1978 Passes the Texas House, Moves to the Governor May 20, 2019 at 1:21 pm Today, the Texas House passed SB 1978 (Hughes) in a 79-62 vote, a measure that began as the most discriminatory bill filed this session. The bill as amended creates virtually no change in Texas law, and is wholly unnecessary.
For Immediate Release: Texas Anti-LGBTQ Bill SB 1978 Advances May 16, 2019 at 6:38 pm Today, the Texas Senate passed SB 1978 (Hughes) in a 19-12 vote, a measure called the most discriminatory bill filed this session by LGBTQ rights activists.
For Immediate Release: Statement on The Senate State Affairs Committee Suspending Their Own Rules To Pass SB 1978 May 13, 2019 at 5:01 pm The Senate State Affairs Committee today suspended their own rules and passed SB 1978 with no testimony taken. SB 1978 is a broad sweeping discriminatory bill.
For Immediate Release: In Closing Weeks of Session, a Moment of Victory, But Serious Threats Remain May 2, 2019 at 3:37 pm Equality Texas declares victory against the threat to local nondiscrimination ordinances for the moment, but remains on high alert in the face of pending threats in the House Calendars committee.
For Immediate Release: Anti-LGBTQ Bills are Moving in the Texas Legislature — Important Hearing Expected Next Week April 24, 2019 at 10:45 am Important hearing on anti-LGBTQ bills are expected next week. It’s time to gear up for a House hearing on SB 17 and stop these discriminatory bills.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Faith Outreach Coordinator Kimberly Shappley Testifies on behalf of her Transgender Daughter Kai for the Equality Act on Capitol Hill April 10, 2019 at 9:48 am Equality Texas Faith Outreach Coordinator Kimberly Shappley testified at a national hearing in Washington D.C. yesterday on H.R. 5, the Equality Act—legislation to guarantee and expand civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans.