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.
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During a standing-room-only Hood County Commissioners’ Court meeting on Tuesday, residents voiced objections to the presence of two LGBT-themed children’s books in the county library. The commissioners supported the decision of the library’s advisory board, which voted to keep the books.
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.
The idea that everyone has a gender identity distinct from physiology and independent of sexual orientation is not new, but identity so frequently matches physiology that it’s hard for people to think of them separately.
In response to questions about anti-gay votes a decade ago, Rep. Sylvester Turner (D-Houston) said he’s evolved on LGBT issues and now supports full equality.
While some Texas county clerks are still refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, one openly gay official in conservative Lamar County says he was honored to do so.
Transgender widow Nikki Araguz Loyd is hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage will help resolve her case and grant her the rights to her husband’s death benefits.
Jack Evans and George Harris, who have been together for 54 years, became the first same-sex couple to marry in Dallas County after the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic marriage equality decision.
In a landmark victory for marriage equality, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against statewide bans on same-sex marriage, granting gay and lesbian couples in Texas the right to legally marry.
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.