More than ever, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick is pulling the strings at the Capitol.
There was something very peculiar about the proceedings of the Texas House Sunday night, even amid a session that has scored high in casual cruelty and procedur...Read More
“We are being rolled by the Senate, and trans children are part of that bargain,” said Representative Celia Israel.
In the final days of the 85th Texas Legislature, the House bent to the will of Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick by approving a version of the anti-transgender ba...Read More
The lieutenant governor said Wednesday he is prepared to force a special session if those two bills aren’t passed.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said Wednesday he will force a special session unless the House passes versions of the anti-transgender bathroom bill and a prop...Read More
“Denying [kids] access to things they need or forcing your culture on them at the expense of theirs is not in the best interest of the children,” one foster parent said.
Patricia Murphy, a single foster mother in Austin who is certified to care for the children with the highest needs in the state, says her guiding principle is t...Read More
Beginning at 11:40 p.m., lawmakers heard more than five hours of heartfelt testimony on HB 2899.
Lawmakers on the House State Affairs Committee didn’t begin considering the chamber’s so-called bathroom bill until nearly midnight Wednesday, after a marat...Read More
Beginning late Wednesday night, a House committee heard hours of testimony opposing HB 2899, the House’s version of the “bathroom bill.
Governor Greg Abbott is calling the Texas House’s version of the so-called bathroom bill “a thoughtful proposal.” The author of the bill has touted it as ...Read More
Texas, along with Iran, China and North Korea, is blacklisted by the U.K. for its undefined process for transgender people to change birth certificates.
Texas, along with Iran, China and North Korea, is blacklisted by the U.K. for its undefined process for transgender people to change birth certificates....Read More
Equality Texas and Republican legislators don't often agree, but Senate Bill 911 appears to be a rare instance of consensus.
Equality Texas and Republican legislators don't often agree, but Senate Bill 911 appears to be a rare instance of consensus....Read More
"It’s harder to paint us as monsters when there’s a human face on it,” trans activist Stephanie Martinez said.
"It’s harder to paint us as monsters when there’s a human face on it,” trans activist Stephanie Martinez said....Read More