John Wright

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


Human Rights

Texas GOP Still Trying to Chip Away at Gay Marriage Ruling

Proposals in the Legislature and a case taken by the Texas Supreme Court attempt to turn back some of the federal law allowing gay marriage.

Proposals in the Legislature and a case taken by the Texas Supreme Court attempt to turn back some of the federal law allowing gay marriage. Read More

LGBT Rights

Dan Patrick’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ Is Already Stinking Up the 85th Legislature

With the session underway and its text on the table, SB 6 has come under a microscope and is being met with intense, well-organized opposition.

When Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick unveiled an anti-transgender bathroom bill last week, he predicted a “tough fight.” If Day 2 of the 2017 legislative session was any indication, it may have been an understatement. Under cross-examination about Senate Bill 6 … Read More

Donald Trump
Environment

Six Texas Lawsuits Trump Could Impact (or Not) in 2017

Trump could quickly take action that would render some of them obsolete, while others could see several more years of litigation.

Trump could quickly take action that would render some of them obsolete while others could see several more years of litigation. Read More

Human Rights

Patrick, Kolkhorst Unveil ‘Deeply Divisive’ Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

Senate Bill 6 Would Nullify Trans-Inclusive Ordinances, Base Restroom Access on Birth Certificates

Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick on Thursday accused the media of spreading “fake news” about Texas’ anti-transgender bathroom bill, one of his top priorities for the 2017 legislative session. “I’ve never seen so much misinformation, so much hand-wringing, so much fake news … Read More

Gay Texas
LGBT Rights

Five Queer Predictions for LGBT Texas in 2017

Equality will be under attack in Austin, Washington

The Texas LGBT community likely will spend much of 2017 on the defensive — against both discriminatory state legislation and new federal threats posed by the Trump administration. However, there will also be opportunities for progress at the local level, … Read More

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