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Texas Senate Approves Two Bills to Override Paid Sick Leave, Local Control Over Employment Practices

LGBTQ advocates and business groups have warned that the measures could imperil municipal rules that outlaw discrimination.

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Texas Senate Approves Anti-LGBTQ Licensing Bill

SB 17 passed on a 19–12 vote. It requires one more approval in the Senate before it heads to the…

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A Fight Over Paid Sick Leave is Turning into a Fight Over LGBTQ Non-Discrimination Ordinances

Many LGBTQ advocates fear Texans could be exposed to some discriminatory employment practices.

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DNC Passes Over Houston for 2020 Convention, Picking Milwaukee

Democratic National Chairman Tom Perez selected Milwaukee as his party's 2020 convention site.

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Houston Judge Tosses Same-Sex Marriage Benefits Challenge, but Plaintiffs Pledge to Appeal

A judge issued the decision in the latest turn of a 2013 legal challenge to Houston's policy extending benefits to…

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Meet the Anti-LGBTQ Texas Judge Who Gutted Obamacare

Before declaring the ACA unconstitutional, Reed O'Connor ruled repeatedly against gay and transgender rights.

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Two House Democrats from Houston Lead 4-Way Race to Replace Sen. Sylvia Garcia

Carol Alvarado, Ana Hernandez face off in special election.

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Beto and Barack Met in D.C. Last Month, Likely to Discuss Potential 2020 Campaign

Texas Democrat visited former president's office.

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Beto O’Rourke is Sounding More and More Like a 2020 Presidential Candidate

After rejecting idea during Senate campaign, Texas Democrat now says he's won't rule it out.

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Dennis Bonnen Co-Authored the Bathroom Bill. Now He’s About to Be Speaker

Angleton Republican also supported 'show-me-your-papers' amendment.

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