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Trump Judicial Nominee from Texas Says Trans Kids Are Part of ‘Satan’s Plan’

Trump Judicial Nominee from Texas Says Trans Kids Are Part of ‘Satan’s Plan’

One of President Donald Trump’s nominees for a federal judgeship in Texas is a notorious homophobe who supports conversion therapy, says marriage equality will lead to polygamy and bestiality, and maintains that trans kids are evidence of “Satan’s plan.” Jeff Mateer currently serves as the first assistant attorney general of Texas, a position he has

Texas Judge Halts Federal Transgender Protections

A federal judge in Texas issued a temporary injunction on December 31 against efforts by the Obama administration intended to ban transgender discrimination by hospitals, the Texas Tribune reports. U.S District Judge Reed O’Connor sided with Texas, along with the religious hospital network Franciscan Alliance and four other Republican-led states, in a lawsuit that claimed

Texas Judge Issues Injunction Against Protections for Trans Students

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. A federal judge in Fort Worth ruled late Sunday that conservative states that oppose allowing trans kids in public schools to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity won’t face punishment for maintaining the status quo. U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor issued a nationwide injunction stopping

Texas, Other States File to Stop Education Dept. Trans Bathroom Policy

Thirteen states, led by Texas, today submitted a legal filing with a U.S. judge in Fort Worth asking to halt the implementation of the U.S. Education Department’s directive which says schools should allow students to use the restroom that matches their gender identity. The states say the guidelines represent unlawful “radical changes.” The hearing is

Transgender student welcomed at Episcopal school

KSAT-TV in San Antonio is reporting that a longtime male student at St. Luke’s Episcopal School in Alamo Heights has returned to classes after the Thanksgiving holiday as a girl. In a letter sent to the parents of students, the school’s headmaster Thomas McLaughlin says, “After much prayer, research and thorough consideration, we have concluded