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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.
For Immediate Release: Texans Oppose Using Religion as a License to Discriminate March 11, 2019 at 9:30 am Texans spoke out against legislation allowing religion to be used as a legal justification for discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) Texans.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas responds to last-minute changes in SB 15 February 28, 2019 at 1:30 pm Senate Bill 15, as passed today by the Senate State Affairs Committee on a 5-1 vote, would gut non-discrimination ordinances that protects more than six million Texans in most major Texas cities.
Press Release: Equality Texas Releases Groundbreaking Report on the State of Equality in Texas and Urges Support of Comprehensive Non-Discrimination Protections for LGBTQ Texans February 27, 2019 at 8:00 am Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBTQ Texans, today released a groundbreaking new report on the State of Equality in Texas and called on legislators to pass comprehensive non-discrimination protections for all Texans.
Press Release: Statement of Samantha Smoot, Interim Executive Director, Equality Texas on the Formation of the Legislative LGBT Caucus February 5, 2019 at 10:20 am By electing five openly LGBTQ representatives, Texans have affirmed that equality is a mainstream Texas value. This Caucus has already made an impact--by sending a message to members of the LGBTQ community--that you are represented. You matter. You have a voice.
Press Release: Texas at a Turning Point – Majority of White Evangelicals Support Laws Protecting LGBTQ Texans January 31, 2019 at 1:03 pm New poll shows that Texas has turned the corner, and equality for LGBTQ Texans is solidly a mainstream Texas value. The majority of Texans of every region, religion and major ethnic group--including white evangelical Protestants--support legal protections against discrimination.
Press Release: Rep. Zedler Files Controversial Anti-LGBTQ Bill HB 1035 January 24, 2019 at 1:16 pm Rep. Zedler files controversial anti-LGBTQ Bill HB 1035, which would legally protect discrimination in healthcare, in social services, in the workplace, in access to housing, in business, and even in government by creating special rights for two specific religious beliefs above all others, opposition to marriage equality and rejection of transgender people.
Equality Texas Statement About Supreme Court Decision Regarding the Transgender Military Ban January 22, 2019 at 2:35 pm Equality Texas stands with the brave service members leading the fight in court against the Trump administration’s transgender military ban. There is no evidence to support a policy that bars patriotic Americans who are medically fit and able to deploy from military service.
Press Release: Equality Texas Names Global Leader and Political Activist Samantha Smoot as Interim Executive Director December 17, 2018 at 11:26 am Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBTQ Texans, today announced Samantha Smoot has taken the helm as the interim executive director, following the departure of current CEO and longtime champion Chuck Smith.
Press Release – Equality Texas Welcomes New Team Members to Stop LGBTQ Discrimination November 14, 2018 at 10:20 am Equality Texas welcomes three new team members who are committing to our vision of a state where all Texans have full legal and lived equality: Kim Delinski as Development Director, Debi Jackson as Digital Communications Coordinator, and TreShaun Pate as the North Texas Field Coordinator.