John Wright

Freelance writer John Wright
John Wright is a freelance journalist based in Dallas. Follow him on Twitter @LSQnews.

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About Those Nondiscrimination Ordinances…

by John Wright | Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 11:15 CST
Jonathan Saenz (left), president of Texas Values, talks with clergy members who supported the Pastor Protection Act during The Texas Response at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen on Tuesday.
LGBT Rights

Anti-Gay Groups Mount ‘Texas Response’

Hundreds gathered Tuesday evening at Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church in Allen for “The Texas Response,” to celebrate passage of the Pastor Protection Act and map strategy for protecting religious freedom after the U.S. Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling. Read More

LGBT Rights

Ken Paxton’s Gay Contempt

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton must appear in federal court Aug. 12 to explain why he shouldn't be held in contempt over the state's refusal to issue an accurate death certificate to a gay man whose husband passed away in January. Read More

LGBT Rights

Texas Bucks Supreme Court on Vital Records for Gay Couples

State officials are now showing their first serious signs of resistance to the high court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, resulting in two imminent lawsuits seeking to force the Department of State Health Services’ Vital Statistics Unit to provide accurate birth and death certificates to same-sex couples. Read More

LGBT Rights

Second County Clerk Steps Down Over Gay Marriage

Stating that the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling conflicts with her personal beliefs, Live Oak County Clerk Karen Irving has announced that she is retiring, which makes her the second Texas county clerk to step down rather than issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Read More

LGBT Rights

New Coalition Pledges To Fight Gay Marriage

Spewing hateful rhetoric, a group of anti-LGBT leaders gathered in Dallas on Tuesday to launch a new coalition to fight the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling of same-sex marriage. Their new grassroots movement called “REAL MARRIAGE: One Man/One Woman For Life,” will target unnamed businesses and politicians who don’t stand up against LGBT rights. Read More