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Houston City Employees are Fighting to Uphold Marriage Equality in Texas

by | Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 17:02 CST
Couples turn to the federal courts after Texas’ highest court ruled against benefits for same-sex spouses of government employees.

Photos: SB 4 Protesters Flood Capitol to Jump-Start ‘Summer of Resistance’

From an overnight mariachi-themed protest at the governor’s mansion to more than 1,000 protesters flooding the Capitol, here’s what the Observer saw at the start of the “summer of resistance.”

When Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 4 into law, opponents of the anti-immigrant “show your papers” legislation answered with a promise. Two days af...Read More