Ten years after Texas lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, the issue returned to the Legislature on Wednesday. House Bill 1745, by Rep. […]
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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.
The proposal introduced by out lesbian Rep. Celia Israel (D-Austin) would prohibit mental health providers in Texas from attempting to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of people under 18.
One of the state’s most anti-gay lawmakers is going forward with a “religious freedom” amendment dropped by another representative earlier this week amid opposition from the Texas […]
Tom Mechler, the new chair of the Texas GOP says if his hometown newspaper ever publishes a photo of gay couples kissing, he’ll cancel his subscription.
The Texas Association of Business has come out against two religious freedom resolutions that critics say would enshrine a “license to discriminate” against LGBT people in the Texas Constitution.
The name of a lesbian lawmaker’s longtime partner doesn’t appear in a Texas legislative directory, though the publisher updated the web version after the Observer inquired about the issue.
State Rep. Rick Miller, a Fort Bend County Republican, has introduced a bill that would prohibit cities from enforcing ordinances protecting LGBT people against discrimination.
An Austin couple, Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant, became the first same-sex couple to be married legally in Texas.
The Log Cabin Republicans are an LGBT group, but one might not have guessed it based on the legislative agenda for their lobby day at the Texas Capitol on Thursday.