Make no mistake. The political map changed in Texas last night. Candidates up and down the ballot who ran on pro-equality messages had unprecedented success, and openly LGBTQ candidates across the state made history.
Look at what we accomplished in Texas:
While we wish Beto O’Rourke were joining the U.S. Senate, there was also plenty to celebrate across the country, including the defeat of Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, who denied marriage licenses to same-sex couples in open defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court; the huge margin of victory in the Massachusetts statewide ballot initiative affirming transgender rights; and the election of an openly gay candidate as governor of Colorado.
With these results, we are closer than ever before to our goal of ensuring that every LGBTQ Texan has full legal and lived equality.
We’ll share more soon about the hard work ahead to build on these results. But for now, we just want to express our gratitude for all you’ve done to make these victories possible.
Thanks to you, we demonstrated last night that equality is a Texas value.