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Texas schools rethink gender-based dress code policies after discrimination claims raise new legal issues

Texas schools rethink gender-based dress code policies after discrimination claims raise new legal issues

Recent high-profile incidents and lawsuits have led some districts to make their dress code policies more gender- and race-neutral. By Allyson Waller, The Texas Tribune “Texas schools rethink gender-based dress code policies after discrimination claims raise new legal issues” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans —

Openly gay judge announces run for Texas Supreme Court

A state district court judge from Houston has announced his candidacy for a seat on the Texas Supreme Court, a move which makes him the first openly gay candidate to run for the state’s highest court. Judge Steven Kirkland of Harris County’s 334th Civil District Court made his announcement on Thursday, October 12. He will

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

Activists Denounce Lawsuit that Seeks to Block Benefits to Married Same-Sex Couples in Texas

Texas LGBT activists have filed amicus briefs in a case pending before the Texas Supreme Court (Pidgeon v. Harris) where the City of Houston’s ability to provide spousal benefits to married same-sex couples is being challenged. The case, brought against the City of Houston by anti-LGBT lobbyists Jonathan Saenz and Jared Woodfill, would specifically block

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