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Town Hall to Address Refusal of Service to LGBTs After SCOTUS Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision

Town Hall to Address Refusal of Service to LGBTs After SCOTUS Masterpiece Cakeshop Decision

Last June, in a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of the owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, absolving him from legal liability for refusing to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple because it went against his religious beliefs. While many legal experts have maintained the

Study Examines Impact of Discrimination on LGBT Texans

A recently released study by the Williams Institute finds that Texas laws and social climate contribute to an environment where LGBT adults experience stigma and discrimination in employment and other aspects of their life. Affected too are LGBT youth who are bullied in schools and rejected by their families. The study, The Impact of Stigma

Anti-LGBT Religious Refusal Bills Abound in Texas Legislature

Republicans in the 85th session of the Texas Legislature are pushing a number religious refusal bills that would codify anti-LGBT discrimination into state law. State lawmakers failed to pass nearly a dozen religious refusal bills in 2015 and in 2017 are again trying to introduce legislation which uses religion to deny equality to LGBT Texans.

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