Dan Patrick likes to blame others for the Senate’s failure to address social issues, but he doesn’t have a lot of success to show in this department either.
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Creating a victory for LGBT advocates, Cecil Bell Jr.’s anti-gay marriage bill died in the Texas legislature along with more than 20 anti-LGBT proposals.
Thanks to a proposal by Rep. Sylvester Turner, Texas is set to take a more holistic approach to studying homeless youth, a large portion of whom identify as LGBT.
Rep. Sarah Davis (R-West University Place) expressed support for same-sex marriage Thursday, becoming the first Republican state lawmaker in Texas history to publicly do so. […]
Rep. Cecil Bell (R-Magnolia) said Wednesday he doesn’t plan to introduce an anti-gay marriage amendment to the so-called “Pastor Protection Act,” scheduled for a House vote Thursday.
Texas Values President Jonathan Saenz accused the Texas Association of Business of supporting “the homosexual agenda” and blames the state chamber of commerce for the demise of anti-LGBT legislation.
Despite enormous gains, Michelangelo Signorile warns the LGBT community of rabid homophobia in America and a backlash brewing in the fight for full equality.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has added two Texas churches to their annual list of active anti-LGBT groups engaging in tactics that make the LGBT community even more vunerable to hate crimes.
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.
Texas’ “homosexual conduct” law was struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court, yet the Legislature has yet to remove the sodomy ban from the books and state budget experts still treat it as if it were illegal.