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For Immediate Release: Equality Texas, Abilene Pride Alliance and Lambda Legal Condemn Clyde High School’s in School Suspension of an Openly Gay Student Who Wore Nail Polish to School December 6, 2020 at 1:42 pm t is our hope that we can work with Clyde CISD to immediately rectify this situation the student is currently in and ensure that going forward, the school district follows TASB recommendations to dissolve policies that treat students differently based on gender expression.
For Immediate Release: Advocacy, Professional Groups Denounce State Agencies for Stripping Out Explicit Nondiscrimination Protections for LGBTQ Texans October 16, 2020 at 12:34 pm With the removal of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression from the code of conduct for social workers, LGBTQ+ folks who experience discrimination could face more obstacles to getting the help they need.
Statement from Ricardo Martinez, CEO of Equality Texas, on AG Ken Paxton and Travel Bans February 10, 2020 at 6:29 pm
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Releases Statement from CEO Ricardo Martinez About the Waco Justice of the Peace Refusing to Officiate Marriage of LGBTQ Texans December 17, 2019 at 2:45 pm These elected officials continue to waste taxpayer money in an obsession to discriminate against gay and transgender Texans. This is not what Texans want or expect from elected officials.
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.
Action Alert: Extremists are on the move! January 24, 2019 at 1:32 pm
Press Release: Rep. Zedler Files Controversial Anti-LGBTQ Bill HB 1035 January 24, 2019 at 1:16 pm Rep. Zedler files controversial anti-LGBTQ Bill HB 1035, which would legally protect discrimination in healthcare, in social services, in the workplace, in access to housing, in business, and even in government by creating special rights for two specific religious beliefs above all others, opposition to marriage equality and rejection of transgender people.
Trump Approves New Limits on Transgender Troops in the Military March 24, 2018 at 9:34 am Transgender troops who are currently in the United States military may remain in the ranks, the White House said March 23, but the Pentagon could require them to serve according to their gender at birth.
Bexar County Updates EEO Policy to be Fully Inclusive February 27, 2018 at 1:51 pm Equality Texas praises the Bexar County Commissioner's Court who today voted to amend their Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy to fully protect and equally serve every employee or potential employee of the county. Bexar County becomes the third county in Texas, after Dallas & El Paso counties, to adopt a new policy protecting LGBTQ people from discrimination.
Appeals Court Rules Civil Rights Act Protects Gay Workers – EQTX Statement February 26, 2018 at 4:47 pm Equality Texas today praised an en banc opinion from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which includes New York, Vermont and Connecticut, holding that workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation is illegal under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

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