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Texas LGBTs Reminded of Affordable Care Act’s Shortened Enrollment Period

Texas LGBTs Reminded of Affordable Care Act’s Shortened Enrollment Period

Equality Texas is spreading the word to the LGBT community that the Affordable Care Act is still the law of the land and consumers can sign up for health care coverage during this year’s shortened enrollment period from November 1 to December 15. In an email sent out on October 31, Equality Texas CEO Chuck

T-Shirt Sale Raises Funds to Fight Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

Omaze, a company that raises funds for nonprofits, and Equality Texas are teaming up on a fundraiser to help fight the anti-trans bathroom bill, which will be considered during the special session of the Texas Legislature, by selling t-shirts that read, “You can pee next to me.” The t-shirt sale is part of a campaign

Texas Governor Signs Bill Denying Adoption to Same-Sex Couples

Texas Governor Greg Abbot signed House Bill 3859 on June 15, allowing faith-based adoption agencies to deny placement of foster children with same-sex couples, Jews, Muslims and others based on “the provider’s sincerely held religious beliefs.” The bill was authored by Rep. James Frank (R-Wichita Falls), vice chairman of the House Human Services Committee. According

Texas Senate Approves Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill

In what is called a “third reading,” the Texas Senate voted on March 15 to approve Senate Bill 6 which bars transgender people from using the bathroom that matches their gender identity and would prohibit local ordinances from protecting trans citizens from discrimination in public accommodations. The 21-10 vote include support from one Democrat, Sen.

Equality Texas Launches TransVisible Project

In the aftermath of the defeat of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, the Equality Texas Foundation is launching a public awareness campaign called the TransVisible Project. “The purpose of TVP is to educate Texans that transgender people are our neighbors, families, coworkers, and friends,” said Lou Weaver, transgender programs coordinator for Equality Texas. The defeat

Equality Texas Takes on Proposed ‘Religious Liberty’ Legislation

Despite support from more and more Americans for LGBT equality, Texas’ Republican politicians are still doing everything they can to thwart progress in the Lone Star State. This week in Austin, Steve Rudner, Chairman of the Board of Equality Texas, testified against several dozen pieces of anti-LGBT legislation referred to the Senate State Affairs Committee

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