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Special Session Lege Week 2 Wrap-up: Bills attacking trans kids passed the Senate July 16, 2021 at 3:59 pm This special session’s anti-trans bills, the sports bans SB 2 (Perry) and SB 32 (Perry) passed the Senate on Wednesday.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Statement on Texas Senate Passage of SB2 and SB32 July 14, 2021 at 5:51 pm Transgender children participating in sports is not a national emergency; these attacks on trans kids and the ongoing trauma to the trans community certainly are.
Special Session Lege Week 1 Wrap-up: Nearly 50 anti-LGBTQ+ bill have been filed in Texas in 2021 July 10, 2021 at 1:07 pm The Texas legislature gaveled back in for a special session Thursday and we’re already moving at full speed with 15 anti-LGBTQ bills filed.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Equality Texas responds to Governor Greg Abbott adding anti-trans legislation to the call July 7, 2021 at 1:51 pm Families of trans/nonbinary/intersex children should not be creating contingency plans to leave Texas or be forced to watch their children suffer the detrimental effects of anxiety and fear associated with the debate around these bills.
Legislative Session Wrap-Up: Our community mobilized with strength and heart June 4, 2021 at 4:41 pm This session we faced almost insurmountable odds but our community partners joined together virtually and in-person to create real power that held back an overwhelming attack on our rights. Visible public pressure is a core pillar of legislative strategy, and LGBTQ+ Texans and their families delivered in Texas-sized fashion.
Lege Week 20 Wrap-up: Sine Die is within sight May 28, 2021 at 3:25 pm Change is made through speaking truth to power. We’re incredibly proud of our community and allied legislators for defeating the overwhelming attack on transgender Texans.
Trans Kids Deserve…To NOT Be Targeted May 25, 2021 at 11:56 am These bills give bullies state-sanctioned instructions to further exclude, harass, and abuse trans youth. Even if these bills do not pass, this “debate” has made Texas less safe for my child.
Lege Week 19 Wrap-up: Everyone can play a role in defeating anti-trans legislation May 21, 2021 at 6:03 pm We’re right down to the wire on important deadlines for the Texas legislature which will determine whether the attacks on transgender kids pass into law.
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.
Lege Week 16 Wrap-up: Staying vigilant April 30, 2021 at 3:45 pm It’s been another big week at the legislature. Both chambers again held votes targeting transgender Texans — and there’s still a month left in the legislative session.