The 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature convened on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. The 31 members of the Texas Senate and the 150 members of the Texas House of Representatives will consider legislation that directly impacts the lives of 26 million Texans. Throughout the 84th legislative session, Equality Texas will aggressively advocate and lobby for the elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.
When the Texas Legislature is in session, our Legislative Information Center provides important information about Equality Texas’ current legislative work. This includes: information on bills in our legislative agenda, information on other bills we are monitoring, committee assignments and status of bills, and any action alerts/calls to action on specific bills. We invite you to review the information herein and sign up for our action alerts so that you may play an active role in supporting equal rights for all Texans.
Constitutional License to Discriminate Legislation
Statutory License to Discriminate Legislation
Attack of Local Control Over Non-Discrimination Ordinances
Withholding ERISA benefits from same-gender spouses
Supplementary Birth Certificates
Equalizing access to the “Romeo & Juliet” Defense
Repealing the Unconstitutional Prohibition on “Homosexual Conduct”
Recognition of Legal Married Name by DPS
“+1” Benefit Program for State Employees