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Texas GOP’s bills targeting transgender children have exacted a mental health toll, even if they don’t become law

Texas GOP’s bills targeting transgender children have exacted a mental health toll, even if they don’t become law

As the clock ticks on this year’s legislative session, the House scheduled a Tuesday floor debate for a bill that would limit transgender children’s sports team participation. Other GOP bills that would restrict or punish transition-related health care, like puberty blockers, missed a key Sunday deadline to advance. By Megan Munce, The Texas Tribune Houston

San Antonio Congressman Will Hurd, a Republican, Voted in Favor of the Equality Act

On May 17, the Democratic-led House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, legislation that would outlaw LGBTQ discrimination, in a vote of 236-173. Eight Republican representatives, including Rep. Will Hurd of San Antonio, voted in favor the measure. The Equality Act would extend civil right protections to LGBTQ citizens by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual

Civl Rights Act of 1964 may be amended to include LGBT protection

Although same-sex couples can now marry across the United States, LGBT people are still vulnerable to discrimination without federal anti-discrimination protection. On July 23, however, members of the United States Congress introduced legislation to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by banning discrimination against LGBT people. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or

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