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For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Releases Statement on End of Special Session and Announcement of 2nd Special Session August 6, 2021 at 8:00 am In this year’s first special session, the Texas Legislature and anti-LGBTQ+ state leaders doubled down on attacking transgender children with a slate of harmful, misinformed bills. When the new special session starts tomorrow, Governor Abbott has decided that trans youth and their families should continue to struggle and face fear and harm.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Statement on Texas Senate Passage of SB2 and SB32 July 14, 2021 at 5:51 pm Transgender children participating in sports is not a national emergency; these attacks on trans kids and the ongoing trauma to the trans community certainly are.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Equality Texas responds to Governor Greg Abbott adding anti-trans legislation to the call July 7, 2021 at 1:51 pm Families of trans/nonbinary/intersex children should not be creating contingency plans to leave Texas or be forced to watch their children suffer the detrimental effects of anxiety and fear associated with the debate around these bills.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Equality Texas’ Response to SCOTUS Ruling in Fulton v Philadelphia June 17, 2021 at 4:27 pm While it’s important that the Court recognized the need for nondiscrimination protections, we are disappointed that Catholic Social Services will, for now, be able to deny children access to loving homes with qualified same-sex parents.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement from Equality Texas and TENT on Representative Harold Dutton’s Decision to revive SB 29 May 7, 2021 at 3:20 pm This morning, Rep. Harold Dutton said from the dais that he knows SB 29 will hurt kids. It is an incomprehensible betrayal to see a Democrat, who heard desperate testimony from children and parents, take this incredibly harmful action out of sheer vindictiveness toward his Democratic colleagues.
For Immediate Release: Texans Deserve Better — United Against Anti-Trans Legislation April 28, 2021 at 4:09 pm Texas women from across the state of Texas — including religious leaders, mothers, grandmothers, women, lawmakers, parents, and kids from across the political spectrum — gathered on the South Steps of the Capitol to urge lawmakers to once again reject efforts to pass unnecessary, harmful and discriminatory legislation.
Statement on the Texas Legislature’s Unprecedented Attack on Transgender Children April 15, 2021 at 7:01 pm Joint Statement from Equality Texas and TENT on the Texas Legislature’s Unprecedented Attack on Transgender Children
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Praises Filing of Nondiscrimination Legislation March 11, 2021 at 1:24 pm Equality Texas praised the filing of new modern legislation that will pro-actively protect our community and ensure that every single Texan, including LGBTQ+ Texans will be treated equally under Texas law.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Releases Statement from CEO Ricardo Martinez on the Passage of the Equality Act Through the United States House of Representatives February 25, 2021 at 3:39 pm The top national priority for Equality Texas is to pass the Equality Act through the U.S. Congress and have President Biden sign it into law, and our top state priority is to pass Texas Representative Jessica González’s comprehensive non-discrimination bill through the Texas Legislature.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Releases Statement from CEO Ricardo Martinez on the Administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris January 20, 2021 at 11:00 am “Today’s Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Vice President Kamala D. Harris marks a much awaited and historic moment in our nation’s history. More than one million LGBTQ+ Texans, who have lived in fear and faced discrimination during the Trump administration, will finally feel a reprieve from four years of unprecedented and persistent anti-LGBTQ+ attacks."