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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

Pro and anti-LGBT bills await opening of Texas Legislature

The 84th Texas Legislature opens its 140-day work session today with a Republican majority: Twenty Republicans and 11 Democrats in the Senate, and 97 Republicans and 52 Democrats in the House. There are bills filed to further restrict abortion rights, to terminate in-state tuition for children of immigrants, to outlaw sanctuary cities and to increase

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