Ethics reform was a headlining initiative of Gov. Greg Abbott’s at the start of the session, but with a week to go, reform’s prospects look … complicated.
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The hapless champion of conservative principles, Rep. Jonathan Stickland, ruined the chances of two sweeping new abortion restrictions, making it a successful weekend for pro-choice activists.
Jeni Putalavage-Ross and Scott Ross made the difficult decision to terminate their pregnancy at nearly 21 weeks when doctors said their baby wouldn’t survive. While Texas law still allows late-term abortions like Jeni’s, a handful of ultra-conservative lawmakers are targeting that exception this session.
A Texas House committee passed a pro-LGBT bill that would allow same-sex parents to have both names on the birth certificate of adopted children.
Gay rights advocates began sounding the alarms Wednesday after two anti-LGBT bills cleared House committees and another received a favorable hearing.
Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) delivered an impassioned speech on the House floor in support of a proposal to allow the adopted children of same-sex couples to have accurate birth certificates.
If this was their last meaningful opportunity to put on a show for state legislators, opponents of same-sex marriage made the most of it. Fifteen […]
A Republican committee chairman smacked down an anti-LGBT witness Wednesday during a hearing on a proposal to allow same-sex parents to have both their names on the birth certificates of adopted children.
A bill authored by state Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) would allow the attorney general to disallow local ballot initiatives at his discretion.
In passing sweeping anti-abortion legislation out a House committee tonight, Republicans stuck to their plan of muscling the bill through with as little drama as possible.