John Wright

John Wright is a freelance journalist based in Austin. Follow him on Twitter @LSQnews.

Andy Miller (left) and Brian Stephens with their son, Clark
LGBT Rights

Legislators Seek to Overturn Anti-Gay Birth Certificate Law

LGBT group says the 1997 restriction hurts kids, calling it ‘the lowest form of politics’.

On Wednesday, state Rep. Rafael Anchia (D-Dallas) introduced a bill for the fourth consecutive session that would remove gender requirements for adoptive parents on supplemental birth certificates. Read More

State Re.p Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) and state Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels)
LGBT Rights

‘License to Discriminate’ Bills Pile Up in Texas Lege

The measures would limit the ability of cities to enforce laws protecting LGBT citizens.

Two days after the Plano City Council approved an ordinance prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people, a Texas legislator filed a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit the ability of cities to enforce such laws. Read More

Cleopatra de Leon, Nicole Dimetman, Vic Holmes and Mark Phariss
LGBT Rights

Texas County Clerks Prepare for Same-Sex Marriages

Tarrant County won't issue licenses even if the stay is lifted; Bexar County will be open around the clock.

Same-sex couples in Fort Worth may have to go to Dallas to get licenses if a judge lifts his stay of a ruling striking down Texas' same-sex marriage bans. Read More