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Texas Bills Target Bullying, Youth Suicide

The Texas legislature recently passed two bills which provide support for LGBT youth and students by targeting bullying and suicides.

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Advocates Declare Victory Against Anti-LGBT Attacks in the Texas Legislature

With 10 days remaining in the 2015 legislative session that ended June 1, LGBT advocates were on the cusp of…

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Houston-Area Republicans File Anti-Trans Budget Amendments

By John Wright With the so-called bathroom bill stalled in the Texas Legislature, two Republican state lawmakers from the Houston…

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Poll Shows Nearly Two-Thirds Of Texans Now Support Same-Sex Marriage

By John Wright As Republican state lawmakers try to chip away at LGBT rights in Austin, a new poll shows that…

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House Bathroom Bill Would Undo Houston, HISD, UH Protections

LGBT advocates fear floor vote on HB 2899 By John Wright An anti-transgender bathroom bill moving through the Texas House would…

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Bill Would Allow Texas To Ignore Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Other Federal Laws

Under Cecil Bell’s Texas Sovereignty Act, the Legislature could nullify Supreme Court decisions.    By Meredith Hoffman Associated Press AUSTIN —Republicans who control Congress and the…

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Texas House To Vote On Nation’s Worst Anti-LGBT Adoption Law

Bill would open door to rampant discrimination by faith-based child welfare agencies By Matt Rehbein CNN Texas lawmakers are poised…

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“It Seems That Every Year There Is A New Target”

Houston Sen. Sylvia Garcia reacts to passage of anti-LGBT bills in House, Senate  By Jay Croft CNN Texas is proposing a bill…

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Ron Simmons’ Bathroom Bill Just Died. Now He Wants An Amendment Targeting Trans Kids

Author of failed proposal in House eyes amendment "to protect the school scenario."

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“Our Lawmakers Seem Determined To Make Discrimination Texas’ Chief Export”

Texas Legislature advances anti-LGBT bathroom, adoption bills.  From staff and wire reports The Texas House of Representatives on Sunday approved…

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