Posts Tagged: #TXLege
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EQUALITY TEXAS AND THE TRANSGENDER EDUCATION NETWORK OF TEXAS TO LEAD DEMONSTRATION AGAINST HB 10, HB 25, AND SB 3. September 29, 2021 at 4:50 pm Equality Texas, the Transgender Education Network of Texas, ACLU of Texas, Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal and the Texas Freedom Network will host a demonstration in protest of anti-transgender bills HB 10, HB 25 and SB 3 outside of the House Chambers.
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.
Special Session 2 Week 3 Wrap-up: An all-night fight against discrimination August 27, 2021 at 12:32 pm Standing on the shoulders of giants, our community is a force to be reckoned with. We proved that — YOU proved that — this week.
Special Session 2 Week 2 Wrap-up: Sports Ban Hearing on Tuesday August 20, 2021 at 6:02 pm The Texas House now has a quorum — the minimum number of legislators that have to be present in order for the legislature to do business. Immediately after quorum was met, the House referred the anti-transgender sports ban, SB 2, to committee and set the bill for a hearing in the Public Education committee this Tuesday, August 24. 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EQUALITY TEXAS STATEMENT ON TEXAS HOUSE MEETING QUORUM AND MOVEMENT OF SB 2 August 20, 2021 at 8:25 am Transgender kids are resilient and will keep speaking out against this dangerous bill, but the truth is, they shouldn’t have to be so resilient. They shouldn’t have to work to secure a safe childhood for themselves.
For Immediate Release: Equality Texas Releases Statement on Boycott of SB 2 Hearing and Alternate Press Conference August 8, 2021 at 8:41 am Equality Texas encourages our advocates to boycott today's hearing of SB 2. People should not show up to the committee hearing to plead for their safety only to be ignored yet again. Instead, we will hold a press conference at noon and elevate the voices of those who, up to this point, have survived this unrelenting assault on our community.