Posts Tagged: lgbtq discrimination
For Immediate Release: Texas Anti-LGBTQ Bill Signed Into Law by Governor Greg Abbott June 11, 2019 at 3:30 pm SB 1978 does not take away the rights of LGBTQ people, it does advance the message that anti-LGBTQ views deserve special protections.
Personal Essay: The Testimony I Should Have Given May 19, 2019 at 11:20 am Every time I have to go and listen to people — including people elected to protect all Texans — talk about how I am a danger or not worthy of the same equality as my neighbors, I feel it.
For Immediate Release: Texas Anti-LGBTQ Bill SB 1978 Advances May 16, 2019 at 6:38 pm Today, the Texas Senate passed SB 1978 (Hughes) in a 19-12 vote, a measure called the most discriminatory bill filed this session by LGBTQ rights activists.
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: Anti-LGBTQ Bills are Moving in the Texas Legislature — Important Hearing Expected Next Week April 24, 2019 at 10:45 am Important hearing on anti-LGBTQ bills are expected next week. It’s time to gear up for a House hearing on SB 17 and stop these discriminatory bills.
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: 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.