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For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Releases Statement from CEO Ricardo Martinez on the Administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris January 20, 2021 at 11:00 am “Today’s Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Vice President Kamala D. Harris marks a much awaited and historic moment in our nation’s history. More than one million LGBTQ+ Texans, who have lived in fear and faced discrimination during the Trump administration, will finally feel a reprieve from four years of unprecedented and persistent anti-LGBTQ+ attacks."
For Immediate Release: Statement on the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council Reversing Course October 27, 2020 at 3:17 pm Today, after ​overwhelming public pressure, the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (BHEC) voted unanimously to restore protections for LGBTQ and disabled clients in the Social Workers Code of Conduct.
For Immediate Release: Study Shows LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Would Create Significant Economic Growth July 15, 2020 at 10:30 am With LGBTQ nondiscrimination protections, El Paso would see more than 2,000 new jobs by 2025 and more than 5,000 new jobs by 2045.
For Immediate Release: Study by Leading Texas Economist Shows LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Would Create Hundreds of Thousands of Jobs July 15, 2020 at 9:30 am Policy supported by 70% of Texans, majorities in both parties would create billions in city & state tax revenues, hundreds of thousands of jobs, and more than $1 trillion in economic growth over time.
Supreme Court Title VII Decision Day Panel Discussion June 16, 2020 at 2:34 pm On Monday, June 15th, the Supreme Court handed down rulings in three cases of employment discrimination by LGBTQ plaintiffs. We gathered several community leaders and legal scholars to explain the real life implications of the decisions handed down.
Equality is Good for Business June 3, 2020 at 10:00 am Texas is one of the best states to do business. If we want to escalate our competitive advantage into the future, our research shows significant benefits from enactment of a comprehensive nondiscrimination law that includes all people, including LGBTQ people.
For Immediate Release: New Economic Study Shows Major Financial Benefit to LGBTQ Nondiscrimination Laws May 27, 2020 at 11:56 am “Passing a comprehensive nondiscrimination law isn’t just the right thing to do to ensure LGBTQ people have the same opportunities to earn a living, support their families, and contribute to their communities. Dr. Perryman’s work shows us that such a policy is crucial to the future competitiveness of the state, and that it would deliver tangible benefits to all Texans.”
Webinar: SCOTUS Title VII Case Update April 10, 2020 at 8:08 pm At Equality Texas, we’re prepping for the historic Title VII case decisions and invite you to join us for this historic moment for our community.
The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ+ Texans March 25, 2020 at 3:06 pm The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe will hit LGBTQ+ Texans particularly hard. Texas’s long-standing lack of a nondiscrimination law only amplifies the impact for queer Texans.
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.