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A license to discriminate on trial at the U.S. Supreme Court December 5, 2020 at 4:15 pm Fulton v City of Philadelphia brings to light the anti-LGBTQ practices of a taxpayer-funded foster care agency. The larger issue is this: to what extent can organizations or individuals use their religious beliefs to justify discrimination, even when it’s against the law?
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.
This Just Happened: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Just Issued Guidance Granting an Anti-LGBTQ #LicenseToDiscriminate October 6, 2017 at 4:10 pm The Trump Administration just took its attacks on LGBTQ Americans to the next level.