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Texas Gov. Abbott Signals Support for “Bathroom Bill” from Texas House

Texas Gov. Abbott Signals Support for “Bathroom Bill” from Texas House

By Patrick Svitek, The Texas Tribune April 18, 2017 Gov. Greg Abbott is signaling support for House legislation that some hope will serve as an alternative to the Senate’s “bathroom bill.” In a statement Tuesday, Abbott called the House alternative developed by state Rep. Ron Simmons, R-Carrollton, a “thoughtful proposal.” The revised version of Simmons’

Texas Conservatives Are Still Fighting Marriage Equality

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. On Wednesday, March 1, the Texas Supreme Court will hear arguments over a lawsuit that not only targets the rights of married gay couples in the state but also seeks to blunt the impact of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that granted marriage equality nationwide in the

Abbott Mocks NFL for Opposing Anti-Trans Bill

Originally published in the San Antonio Current Governor Greg Abbott decided to attack the NFL over Twitter this weekend for its threat to halt future Texas Super Bowls if Abbott signs an anti-transgender bill into law. In a brief Friday email, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told the Associated Press that a discriminatory law like Texas’

Musicians and Actors Sign Letter Opposing Anti-LGBT Bills in Texas

Over 140 musicians and actors including Jennifer Lawrence, Whoopi Goldberg, Cyndi Lauper and Lady Gaga have signed a letter opposing the bathroom bill and other anti-LGBT measures currently under consideration by the Texas Legislature. “Please know that the creative community is watching Texas, with love for all of its people and for its contributions to

Governor Greg Abbott Vows to Never Return to Days of LBJ

On Monday, May 30, an article in the Washington Post chastised Texas Governor Greg Abbott for his “over the top” efforts to enact restrictive bills aimed at disenfranchising minority voters. The next day, the Governor responded with a mind-boggling response on Twitter: “We will continue fighting against cheating & illegal voting at the ballot box.

LGBT Activists to Picket Abbott Book Signing in McAllen

Activists from seven different community organizations are planning to picket Texas Governor Greg Abbott during his “Broken But Unbowed Texas Book Tour” in McAllen, Texas on May 26. Aquí Estamos, the Texas Freedom Network, South Texans for Reproductive Justice, Curando RGV, Valley AIDS Council, PFLAG Harlingen, and Call To Action RGV will participate in the

Abbott endorses anti-LGBT Previtera in District 123 race

Governor Greg Abbott rolled into San Antonio on February 11 to offer his endorsement of Nunzio Previtera, the Republican anti-LGBT candidate who’s running against Democrat Diego Bernal in the race for Texas House District 123. The governor spoke to a group of about 150 people who gathered at a local pizzeria off Blanco Road saying,

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