Posts Tagged: LGBTQ protections
For Immediate Release: New Quinnipiac University Poll Shows Texas Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Refusing to Serve LGBTQ People by a 3 to 1 Margin June 6, 2019 at 2:29 pm A new Quinnipiac University poll shows Texans believe that businesses should NOT be allowed to refuse service to someone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.
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: In Closing Weeks of Session, a Moment of Victory, But Serious Threats Remain May 2, 2019 at 3:37 pm Equality Texas declares victory against the threat to local nondiscrimination ordinances for the moment, but remains on high alert in the face of pending threats in the House Calendars committee.
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: 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: Hundreds of Texans Rally at the Texas Capitol to Stand Up to Renewed Attacks on the LGBTQ Community March 18, 2019 at 8:25 am Austin- March 17, 2019- Equality Texas and hundreds of supporters from across the state of Texas rallied at the Texas Capitol today to stand up to renewed attacks on the community and support full equality for LGBTQ Texans.
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.
“Religious Exemption” bills are moving — ACT NOW! February 27, 2019 at 11:24 am
Press Release: Equality Texas Releases Groundbreaking Report on the State of Equality in Texas and Urges Support of Comprehensive Non-Discrimination Protections for LGBTQ Texans February 27, 2019 at 8:00 am Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBTQ Texans, today released a groundbreaking new report on the State of Equality in Texas and called on legislators to pass comprehensive non-discrimination protections for all Texans.