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.
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Gay couples are expected to begin tying the knot in Texas today, after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a historic decision that state-level bans on same-sex marriage run afoul of the U.S. Constitution.
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.
Sensing that state officials will be reluctant to comply with a potential U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage, an LGBT civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking to force Texas to provide equal benefits to the same-sex spouses of public employees.
Equality Texas released a scorecard grading each member of the Texas House on how well they represented issues affecting the LGBT community, and to no surprise, many right-wing conservatives failed to pass the test.
With a Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage looming, Gov. Greg Abbott is holding a ceremonial signing of the so-called “Pastor Protection Act,” which confirms already existing protections for churches and pastors under the law.
While Texas officials have been dragging their feet on changing the language of marriage license applications, Dallas County clerk now says he’ll issue licenses to gay and lesbian couples if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage later this month.
Texas officials could drag their feet on changing the language of marriage license applications, which now say “male” and “female,” to stall gay marriage.
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.
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.