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Texas Lawmakers Want to Add More LGTBQ Safeguards After U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

Texas Lawmakers Want to Add More LGTBQ Safeguards After U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

A new ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court makes clear that it violates federal law to fire an employee on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. Now Texas lawmakers want to guarantee similar protections for LGBTQ Texans in housing, health care and other spheres. by Emma Platoff and Cassandra Pollock, The Texas Tribune

Texas Progressive Leaders Praise U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on LGBTQ+ Civil Rights

The ruling carries special power in the Lone Star State, which is among those that doesn’t extend protections to workers based on their gay or transgender identities. However, some cities, including San Antonio, have enacted anti-discrimination ordinances. Democratic congressional candidate Gina Ortiz Jones, who’s running to represent a border district that also includes a slice

Hometown Hero: Judge Genie Wright

“In her court, she treats all individuals fairly, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.” Bexar County Judge Genie Wright of County Court No. 7 was sitting at home early in the morning of June 26, 2015, anxiously awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling regarding same-sex marriage. After the now-infamous ruling was announced, her phone

Hometown Hero: Eric Alva

Each year, the Human Rights Campaign of San Antonio recognizes individuals, whether LGBT or an ally of the community, who go above and beyond, personally and professionally, to impact the lives of gays and lesbians throughout the Alamo City and elsewhere. Important movers-and-shakers, Eric Alva and Judge Genie Wright, were honored in November during the

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