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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.
For Immediate Release: Senate Passes SB 17- the #1 Threat to the LGBTQ Community in the 2019 Legislative Session April 2, 2019 at 2:09 pm Dan Patrick escalates his LGBTQ attack from bathrooms to every licensed profession in Texas through SB 17, a sweeping bill that would empower and protect discriminatory behavior across hundreds of professional activities.
For Immediate Release: Bills Bad and Good for LGBTQ Texans Advanced Today in Legislature March 25, 2019 at 5:32 pm SB 17, the #1 Attack on LGBTQ people this session, is voted out of Senate State Affairs, while Rep. Mary Gonzalez’ ‘Lovebirds’ bill, HB 85, is voted out of House Criminal Jurisprudence.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Calls SB 17 the #1 Threat to the LGBTQ Community for the 2019 Legislative Session March 22, 2019 at 12:19 pm We urge Texans to demonstrate their opposition to SB 17 now that it has been elevated to priority status by the Lt. Governor. The newly-prioritized SB 17 would create dangerous “religious exemptions” for virtually every licensed occupation in Texas - hundreds of professions, from barbers to tow truck operators to doctors.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Urges the University of Texas Board of Regents to Reject the Heather Wilson UTEP Nomination March 21, 2019 at 11:39 am Equality Texas urges the University of Texas Board of Regents to reject the controversial nomination of Heather Wilson to be President of the University of Texas El Paso.
For immediate release: Hundreds of Texans Rally at the Texas Capitol to Stand Up to Renewed Attacks on the LGBTQ Community March 18, 2019 at 8:25 am Austin- March 17, 2019- Equality Texas and hundreds of supporters from across the state of Texas rallied at the Texas Capitol today to stand up to renewed attacks on the community and support full equality for LGBTQ Texans.