Gay Rights

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Texas Lawmaker Delays Transgender School ‘Bathroom Bill’

A highly anticipated hearing on a bill limiting transgender students’ use of Texas school bathrooms and locker rooms has been delayed after a veteran Republican told the author to soften his language.

04/15/2015

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Gay Keller Student Says ‘Promposal’ Unfairly Denied

Prom season and the big “promposal” invites are starting again. But one Keller student says she was denied her moment because she was planning to ask another girl.

03/27/2015

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Texas Bill Seeks To Ban Gay Marriage Licenses

A contentious debate is expected as a Texas House committee hears a bill barring state and local employees from licensing or recognizing same-sex marriages — even if the U.S. Supreme Court authorizes them.

03/25/2015

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Groups For, Against Gay Rights Stage Rallies At Texas Capitol

Hundreds are gathering at the Texas Capitol for a rally against same-sex marriage, headlined by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.

03/23/2015

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Dueling Gay Rights Rallies Set In Austin

The Texas Capitol in Austin will be abuzz with talk of gay marriage on Monday as three different groups hold dueling events both in favor of and against same-sex rights.

03/23/2015

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Paxton Sues Over Same-Sex Benefits

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing the federal labor department over a plan that would extend family and medical leave benefits to married same-sex couples.

03/19/2015

Legendary musician Elton John first came out as a bisexual in a 1976 interview published in Rolling Stone magazine. Later, in 1988, he told the magazine that he was “comfortable” being classified as gay. John and his partner became fathers in 2010. The child was born on Christmas Day. (credit: Jeff Fusco/Getty Images)

Stars Join Elton John’s Dolce & Gabbana Boycott

Courtney Love, Ricky Martin, Andy Cohen and “American Horror Story” creator Ryan Murphy are among those pledging to ditch their Dolce & Gabbana items.

03/17/2015

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Patrick Asks Texans To Protect Marriage

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick urged a gathering of religious conservatives to become an army of supporters to help him oppose abortion, protect marriage and defend the Constitution.

02/25/2015

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Gay Marriage Bans To Be Heard In Federal Court

Bans on gay marriage in three staunchly conservative Southern states were to get a hearing in a federal appeals court Friday.

01/09/2015

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Web Filter Lifts Block On Gay Rights Sites

A popular online safe-search filter is ending its practice of blocking links to mainstream gay and lesbian advocacy groups for users hoping to avoid obscene sites.

09/16/2014

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Attorneys Argue That Texas Gay Marriage Ban Hurts Kids

Lawyers for two same-sex couples challenging Texas’ gay marriage ban are refuting state claims the prohibition promotes raising children in “stable, lasting relationships.”

09/09/2014

Texas Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry speaks during a forum on manufacturing. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Perry Discusses View Of Homosexuality

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, during a visit that focused primarily on economic issues, drew on a reference to alcoholism to explain his view of homosexuality.

06/12/2014

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