Student organizations at the University of Texas at Austin played a key role in the landmark court case.
Laura Morales is the spring 2022 Editorial Fellow for the Observer. She is a senior studying journalism and government at the University of Texas at Austin. She served as the President of the National Association of Hispanic Journalist chapter at the University of Texas last semester. She has written for the Austin American-Statesman, the San Antonio Current, Texas Standard and The San Antonio Report as an intern and The Daily Texan as a senior news reporter.
Articles by Laura Morales
Two Mayo Clinic psychologists worry about what will happen to transgender youth if or when their health care is taken away.
The Vermont legislator's endorsement of Jessica Cisneros in San Antonio comes ahead of Tuesday's runoff against incumbent U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar.
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals issued a stay of a possibly innocent woman’s execution on Monday. A lower court will review the evidence.
With hidden caveats, bans on transgender kids' healthcare ensure intersex people continue to be subject to medically unnecessary surgeries in infancy.
Supporters of the 53-year-old Latina mother hope for a last-minute reprieve.
Civil rights attorney Nina Perales has been fighting for the voting rights of Latino Texans for a quarter century.
Turnout was slightly down among Democrats from the 2018 gubernatorial primary, while Republican turnout increased by 1.5 percent.
In most statewide races, Texas Democrats split their votes in crowded fields and most races will go into runoffs. But O'Rourke will be the Democratic gubernatorial candidate with 91 percent of the vote.
Provisions in Senate Bill 1 have spurred anxiety in civic engagement groups.