Posts Tagged: #TXLege
For Immediate Release: Texas Equity PAC Endorses Eliz Markowitz October 15, 2019 at 11:52 am Today, the Texas Equity PAC, the political action committee of Equality Texas, the largest statewide organization solely dedicated to securing full equality for LGBTQ Texans, endorsed Democratic House Candidate Dr. Eliz Markowitz in the Special Election for Texas House HD 28.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Names Longtime Equality Texas Consultant Angela Hale as Acting CEO of Equality Texas June 26, 2019 at 8:13 am Equality Texas announced today that longtime Equality Texas legislative and media consultant Angela Hale of Red Media Group has been named as the group’s Acting CEO.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Blocked Nearly 20 Anti-LGBTQ Bill This Session May 28, 2019 at 2:40 pm The death of 20 LGBTQ bills this legislative session is evidence of the growing political strength of and support for the LGBTQ rights movement.
Personal Essay: The Testimony I Should Have Given May 19, 2019 at 11:20 am Every time I have to go and listen to people — including people elected to protect all Texans — talk about how I am a danger or not worthy of the same equality as my neighbors, I feel it.
For Immediate Release: Texas Anti-LGBTQ Bill SB 1978 Advances May 16, 2019 at 6:38 pm Today, the Texas Senate passed SB 1978 (Hughes) in a 19-12 vote, a measure called the most discriminatory bill filed this session by LGBTQ rights activists.
For Immediate Release: Statement on The Senate State Affairs Committee Suspending Their Own Rules To Pass SB 1978 May 13, 2019 at 5:01 pm The Senate State Affairs Committee today suspended their own rules and passed SB 1978 with no testimony taken. SB 1978 is a broad sweeping discriminatory bill.
For Immediate Release: Anti-LGBTQ Bills are Moving in the Texas Legislature — Important Hearing Expected Next Week April 24, 2019 at 10:45 am Important hearing on anti-LGBTQ bills are expected next week. It’s time to gear up for a House hearing on SB 17 and stop these discriminatory bills.
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: Hundreds of Texans Rally at the Texas Capitol to Stand Up to Renewed Attacks on the LGBTQ Community March 18, 2019 at 8:25 am Austin- March 17, 2019- Equality Texas and hundreds of supporters from across the state of Texas rallied at the Texas Capitol today to stand up to renewed attacks on the community and support full equality for LGBTQ Texans.
Press Release: Statement of Samantha Smoot, Interim Executive Director, Equality Texas on the Formation of the Legislative LGBT Caucus February 5, 2019 at 10:20 am By electing five openly LGBTQ representatives, Texans have affirmed that equality is a mainstream Texas value. This Caucus has already made an impact--by sending a message to members of the LGBTQ community--that you are represented. You matter. You have a voice.