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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.
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.