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Pro-LGBTQ Bills Look Dead in the Texas House, but Advocates Say They’ve Made Progress

Pro-LGBTQ Bills Look Dead in the Texas House, but Advocates Say They’ve Made Progress

“Having a hearing is sometimes a victory,” said state Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, whose conversion therapy ban was debated for the first time this year. By Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune In every session since she was elected to the Texas House, state Rep. Celia Israel has taken aim at the controversial practice of conversion

Religious Refusal Bill SB 17 Moves Forward in Texas Senate

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Remember when Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick told the world there would be “no bathroom bill” this legislative session? Senate Bill 17, which advanced to the full Texas Senate earlier this week, may not ban transgender people from using public bathrooms, but its outcome is just as worrisome

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick Advances Bills by Two Anti-LGBT Senators

Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has advanced two bills in the Senate that would allow professionals who provide health and counseling services to discriminate based on their “sincerely held religious beliefs.” The first bill, SB 444, which was introduced by Sen. Charles Perry (R-Lubbock), applies to anyone holding or applying for a professional license. The

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