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For Immediate Release: Statement on The Senate State Affairs Committee Suspending Their Own Rules To Pass SB 1978 May 13, 2019 at 5:01 pm The Senate State Affairs Committee today suspended their own rules and passed SB 1978 with no testimony taken. SB 1978 is a broad sweeping discriminatory bill.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Faith Outreach Coordinator Kimberly Shappley Testifies on behalf of her Transgender Daughter Kai for the Equality Act on Capitol Hill April 10, 2019 at 9:48 am Equality Texas Faith Outreach Coordinator Kimberly Shappley testified at a national hearing in Washington D.C. yesterday on H.R. 5, the Equality Act—legislation to guarantee and expand civil rights protections for LGBTQ Americans.
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.
Holding the line for LGBTQ rights in Texas during the 2019 Legislative Session January 8, 2019 at 6:30 am Starting today, the Texas Legislature is back at the Capitol — and so is Equality Texas! We wanted to share a preview of what we expect — and our plans to hold the line for LGBTQ rights in Texas.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Responds to Senate Bill 6 Privacy Protection Act Introduced in Texas January 7, 2017 at 5:05 pm
For Immediate Release: Statement from Chuck Smith, CEO of Equality Texas Regarding Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Latest Attempt to Challenge the U.S. Supreme Court’s Obergefell Decision October 28, 2016 at 12:38 pm
For Immediate Release: 200+ Texas Small Businesses Speak Out Against Discriminatory Legislation to be Filed in the 2017 Legislative Session, Calling It an Attack on Small Businesses and an Attack on the Texas Economy October 25, 2016 at 12:16 pm
For Immediate Release: Statement from Chuck Smith, CEO of Equality Texas in Response to Dan Patrick October 21, 2016 at 11:31 am