Gay Rights

Paxton No Longer Facing Contempt HearingThe possibility of Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton being held in contempt of court for impeding gay rights diminished Monday after a lawyer said the state agreed to update vital records policies for same-sex couples.
Boy Scouts Set To Lift Ban On Gay LeadersThe Boy Scouts of America on Monday are expected to lift their longstanding ban on gay leaders. This marks a turning point for the Irving based organization.
UT System Extends Benefits To Gay SpousesThe UT system will require a marriage certificate and application for anyone wanting to extend their coverage to their spouse.
Texas Lawmakers Take On Religious Rights V. Gay Rights TuesdayReligious 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.
Gov. Greg Abbott Backs Contentious Anti-Gay Marriage BillGov. 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.
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.
Gay Keller Student Says 'Promposal' Unfairly DeniedProm 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.
Texas Bill Seeks To Ban Gay Marriage LicensesA 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.
Groups For, Against Gay Rights Stage Rallies At Texas CapitolHundreds are gathering at the Texas Capitol for a rally against same-sex marriage, headlined by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
Dueling Gay Rights Rallies Set In AustinThe 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.
Paxton Sues Over Same-Sex BenefitsTexas 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.
Stars Join Elton John's Dolce & Gabbana BoycottCourtney Love, Ricky Martin, Andy Cohen and "American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy are among those pledging to ditch their Dolce & Gabbana items.
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