Republicans, who control the Legislature and haven’t lost a statewide office since 1994, say the bill will keep church elders from being sued for refusing to perform weddings that clash with “sincerely held” religious beliefs.
All she wanted was to ask her female friend to prom with a “promposal” and was told by administrators it was “inappropriate.” Now 16-year-old Casey Akers is pushing for a big change to Keller ISD policy.
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.
The Boy Scouts’ New York chapter said Thursday that it has hired the nation’s first openly gay Eagle Scout as a summer camp leader, a direct and public challenge to the national scouting organization’s ban on openly gay adult members.
The University of North Texas is taking a step toward equality and making life easier for transgender students on campus at the same time. Several public restrooms on the campus will now be gender-neutral.
On its website Thursday, the American Decency Association says it is not the group using the name “American Decency” headed by Jack Burkman that is organizing the protest Sunday
The Fort Worth Police Department has launched a new effort to make inroads with the city’s gay community.
Exxon Mobil Corp. says it will comply with new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, but isn’t saying whether it will formalize that wording in its corporate policies.
President Barack Obama is signing executive orders that will give federal workers and contractors who are gay and transgender new protections.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has acknowledged it was a mistake for him to compare alcoholism and homosexuality in an effort to explain his views.
The Texas Republican Party now endorses so-called “reparative therapy” for gays under a new platform given final approval at its annual convention.
A group of Texas Republicans voted Thursday night to add reparative therapy for homosexuals to the state party’s platform, but not all delegates are on board.