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Special Session 3 Week 3 Wrap-up: Despite overwhelming opposition, HB 25 was voted out of committee October 8, 2021 at 4:17 pm Nearly 300 Texans turned out to oppose HB 25 compared to barely 50 people who supported the bill (many from outside of Texas). These numbers reflect what we know: the majority of Texans believe discrimination against LGBTQ+ people is wrong.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EQUALITY TEXAS RELEASES STATEMENT ON HOUSE COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF HB 25 October 7, 2021 at 11:50 am 291 Texans registered their opposition to HB 25 while only 55 registered support. These numbers reflect what we know — the majority of Texans believe discrimination against LGBTQ+ people is wrong.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: RALLY IN OPPOSITION OF HB 25 October 6, 2021 at 7:45 am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EQUALITY TEXAS REACTS TO THE SCHEDULING OF ANTI-TRANSGENDER SPORTS BILL HB 25 HEARING October 5, 2021 at 10:55 am For months, we have been ringing the alarm about the unequivocal harm that filing, hearing, and debating anti-trans bills has had on our community. These are real kids and real lives and should not continue to be treated as political fodder, session after session.
Special Session 3 Week 2 Wrap-up: 263 days have passed since the first day of the 87th Legislative Session — more than double expected October 1, 2021 at 3:29 pm Commit to advocacy on what will be one of the most important hearing dates in LGBTQ+ rights this year in Texas.
Special Session 3 Starts Monday: Now is the time to get involved September 17, 2021 at 5:28 pm As school administrators debate whether or not it’s safe to even keep schools open, Governor Abbott wants the Texas legislature to debate whether or not transgender kids deserve to play k-12 sports with their friends. 
Special Session 3, Week 0 Update September 10, 2021 at 5:01 pm Governor Abbott added anti-transgender youth legislation to a third special session set to start September 20th. As one of only five items to be considered over the 30 days, we will have to pull out all the stops yet again to ensure that this legislation doesn’t pass.
Special Session 3 Announced: Anti-Trans Sports Bill Remains a Priority September 7, 2021 at 8:19 pm Governor Abbott announced a third special legislative session and included anti-trans legislation to try to deny trans youth the chance to play sports in his short list of priorities.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EQUALITY TEXAS RESPONDS TO GOV. GREG ABBOTT ADDING ANTI-TRANS LEGISLATION TO THE CALL, AGAIN. September 7, 2021 at 8:01 pm LGBTQ+ people do not deserve to live under constant threat and fear of their safety and well-being.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Statement on Second-Called Special Session Adjourning Sine Die September 3, 2021 at 3:11 pm The damage SB 2 and similar bills have already inflicted is palpable—it is evident in the faces of children and families who are traumatized after a grueling second special legislative session.