With Juneteenth approaching, now’s a good time to consider the living legacy of slavery in our state.
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When Republican lawmakers introduced more than 20 anti-LGBT proposals in the 84th Legislature, they may have unwittingly helped launch the next phase of the state’s gay-rights movement. With all of the legislative proposals defeated and a court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage expected soon, the newly launched Texas Wins campaign is looking ahead to protecting more LGBT Texas with local nondiscrimination ordinances.
The future of the battle over gay marriage in Texas—and possibly in other states—is likely to be determined by the House of Representatives in the next 72 hours, according to LGBT advocates. House Bill 4105, by Rep. Cecil Bell (R-Magnolia), which is designed to undermine a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, is scheduled for a floor vote Tuesday.
In support of religious liberty, LGBT advocates and anti-gay groups support a bill that would protect religious leaders from performing same-sex marriages.
For nearly two months, Lynne and Ernest Machado’s pregnant, brain-dead daughter was kept alive against the family’s wishes. After collapsing in her home and […]
A handful of groups led by the ACLU of Texas have noted there’s no statewide standard guiding Taser use by school cops, and in a letter sent last week, they asked the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement to create one—by banning the use of Tasers, and pepper spray, on students.
Rep. Lois Kolkhorst (R-Brenham) wants to end the practice of requiring students to be tracked with RFIDs. On Tuesday, her bill got its day before the House Public Education Committee.
Mexico’s drug war is enriching Texas border communities in more ways than one. Not only have wealthy Mexican business owners invested in the region, local law enforcement is benefiting from millions in assets seized from drug traffickers.