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UT System Extends Benefits To Gay Spouses

The UT system will require a marriage certificate and application for anyone wanting to extend their coverage to their spouse.

07/01/2015

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Texas Lawmakers Take On Religious Rights V. Gay Rights Tuesday

Religious rights v. gay rights; it’s a tale of two issues – as well as two hot-button bills scheduled for House votes Tuesday. Litigious legislation in the crosshairs of lawmakers include H.B. 4105 and S.B. 2065.

05/10/2015

Greg Abbott State Of The State (1)

Gov. Greg Abbott Backs Contentious Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

Gov. Greg Abbott is publicly getting behind an anti-gay marriage “religious objections” bill. Abbott says he hopes to see the Preservation of Sovereignty and Marriage Act on his desk.

05/06/2015

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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

Casey Akers

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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