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Lege Week 18 Wrap-up: Boiling down heartbreak to 120 seconds May 14, 2021 at 4:21 pm With House bills dying, opponents of equality will move their focus to the Senate bills that are still in play.
Lege Week 17 Wrap-up: Pettiness and retribution bring harm to trans youth May 7, 2021 at 4:23 pm The re-vote on SB 29 this morning is a chilling reminder that no bill or issue is dead until the legislature gavels out.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Statement from Equality Texas and TENT on Representative Harold Dutton’s Decision to revive SB 29 May 7, 2021 at 3:20 pm This morning, Rep. Harold Dutton said from the dais that he knows SB 29 will hurt kids. It is an incomprehensible betrayal to see a Democrat, who heard desperate testimony from children and parents, take this incredibly harmful action out of sheer vindictiveness toward his Democratic colleagues.
For Immediate Release: Texans Deserve Better — United Against Anti-Trans Legislation April 28, 2021 at 4:09 pm Texas women from across the state of Texas — including religious leaders, mothers, grandmothers, women, lawmakers, parents, and kids from across the political spectrum — gathered on the South Steps of the Capitol to urge lawmakers to once again reject efforts to pass unnecessary, harmful and discriminatory legislation.
Lege Week 14 Wrap-up: This moment calls for action April 16, 2021 at 6:03 pm The Texas State Legislature is in an all out assault on LGBTQ+ Texans. This week alone, 9 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have moved in the House and the Senate, and that’s not even including another anti-transgender amendment attempt on the House floor.
Lege Week 13 Wrap-up: Healthcare under attack April 9, 2021 at 5:28 pm This coming Monday and Wednesday, the Texas legislature will hear 4 anti-LGBTQ+ bills that restrict healthcare for transgender youth, empower healthcare providers to turn away anyone who “violates” their “moral, ethical or religious beliefs,” and further deepen the stigma for those living with HIV.
Lege Week 12 Wrap-up: Have you been keeping up with the Lege? April 2, 2021 at 5:39 pm This week we kept a close eye on movements in both the Texas Senate and House
Lege Week 10 Wrap-up: The T in LGBTQ+ needs you more than ever March 19, 2021 at 5:40 pm Bills targeting transgender youth are flying through other state legislatures and we must do everything in our power right now to prepare to defend and protect the lives and humanity of LGBTQ+ people in Texas — especially transgender Texans who are at the center of these vicious and coordinated attacks.
Lege Week 9 Wrap-up: 60 days in, 30 anti-LGBTQ+ bills, 80 days to fight March 12, 2021 at 12:30 pm As of this morning, 30 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been filed that directly target our community.
Lege Week 8 Wrap-up: URGENT — Take action to protect trans kids in Texas! March 6, 2021 at 8:50 am Please send an email to your representative now to let them know that our most vulnerable youth should be protected from discrimination, not used a political pawns for a solution in search of a problem.