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All relevant news and information regarding LGBTQ non-discrimination in The Lone Star State.


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In Moving New Video, Five Fathers of Transgender Children in Texas Share Their Stories

By Adam Polaski • March 14, 2017, 1:56 pm The powerful video captures the realities of unconditional love but also the challenges and joys of raising a transgender child in a world where the fundamental dignity and safety of transgender people is being challenged by anti-LGBT legislators.
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Following Marathon Hearing Featuring Opponents of SB6, Texas Senate Committee Advances Anti-LGBT Bill

By Adam Polaski • March 8, 2017, 10:04 am According to reports from the Austin American-Statesman and others in attendance, more than 250 Texans offered public testimony against SB 6, while just 29 spoke out in favor.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: NH Momentum as Trump Abandons Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 24, 2017, 5:21 pm In one of the busiest weeks for the LGBT movement in months, equality for transgender Americans was discussed by millions.
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Global Investors Representing $11 Trillion in Assets Speak Out against TX’s SB 6

By Adam Polaski • February 21, 2017, 12:11 pm A group of more than 30 global investors representing $11 trillion in assets today announced their opposition to SB 6, the discriminatory legislation in Texas that mirrors North Carolina’s HB 2 law
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NBA All-Star Game Kicks Off, League Warns Texas Against Anti-LGBT Bills

By Megan Clayton • February 17, 2017, 2:42 pm The All-Star Game tips off this weekend in New Orleans, and the NBA is taking the opportunity to reiterate its commitment to ensuring that players and fans are treated fairly and equally.
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Huge Slate of Entertainers Urges Texas Lawmakers to Reject Anti-LGBT Legislation

By Adam Polaski • February 14, 2017, 3:58 pm Today, more than 140 artists and entertainers from across the country released a letter urging Texas lawmakers to reject SB 6 and other bills currently pending in the legislature that would make it easier to discriminate against LGBT people.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: State Lawmakers Push Against Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • February 11, 2017, 2:47 pm A significant Friday afternoon development in Washington state -- opponents of LGBT equality finalized ballot language for an initiative that seeks to repeal some transgender protections in the state's long-standing non-discrimination law.
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NFL Warns Texas Lawmakers About Anti-LGBT Legislation

By Adam Polaski • February 10, 2017, 12:47 pm "If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law (in Texas), that would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events."
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Several Anti-LGBT Bills Are Withdrawn While More Positive Legislation is Filed

By Adam Polaski • February 3, 2017, 5:12 pm Every Friday of this year’s legislative session for the next few months, Freedom for All Americans will be recapping what happened in states across the country with regard to LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination. Here’s our second 2017 entry – a look at the landscape for LGBT non-discrimination in these six states:
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: Jacksonville Steps Closer to LGBT Protections, While Some States Defeat Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 27, 2017, 5:35 pm Every Friday of this year's legislative session for the next few months, Freedom for All Americans will be recapping what happened in states across the country with regard to LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination. Here’s our second 2017 entry – a look at the landscape for LGBT non-discrimination in these eight states:
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: 2017 Legislative Session Kicks Off With Many LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • January 13, 2017, 1:18 pm 2017 is off to a wild start already, with dozens of states launching headfirst into their 2017 legislative sessions. At the top of the agenda in many states? LGBT-related bills.
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Tourism & Convention Leaders Gather In Austin, Warn Of SB6’s Dire Economic Consequences

By Megan Clayton • January 12, 2017, 4:22 pm Leaders in the tourism, convention and meeting planning industries met in Austin Wednesday to speak out about Senate Bill 6, a North Carolina-style “bathroom bill” that would ban transgender people from using restrooms in public places and would overturn local laws that protect transgender people from discrimination.
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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Debuts HB 2-Style Anti-LGBT Legislation

By Adam Polaski • January 5, 2017, 4:44 pm Today in Texas, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick unveiled Senate Bill 6, his long-promised measure that threatens Texas’ economic prosperity and singles out transgender Texans for acute discrimination.
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New Research Out of Texas Illustrates the Economic Damage Caused By Anti-LGBT Legislation

By Megan Clayton • December 6, 2016, 1:59 pm Two new studies from the Texas Association of Business (TAB) show the magnitude of the economic damage caused by anti-LGBT, anti-business legislation. The report is part of a new, business-led effort in Texas called Keep Texas Open for Business.
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Head of Convention and Visitors Bureau in Dallas, Texas Warns Against Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • December 2, 2016, 9:57 am Businesses in Texas are speaking out against proposed anti-LGBT bills in the Lone Star State, just days after House Speaker Joe Straus also warned lawmakers that similar types of legislation weren’t “his most urgent concern.”