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Over the Weekend, Texas Lawmakers Advanced Discriminatory Measures Targeting LGBT Youth

By Adam Polaski • May 22, 2017, 10:12 am Members of the Texas Senate have advanced HB 3859, sweeping legislation that allows taxpayer-funded adoption agencies and foster services to legally discriminate against LGBT people and others, to Governor Greg Abbott for his signature.
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Failing to Learn from North Carolina Disaster, Texas Lt. Gov. Threatens Special Session in Attempt to Pass Anti-Transgender Bill

By Adam Polaski • May 17, 2017, 2:23 pm "While we always knew that Lt. Gov. Patrick opposed the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Texans, we never thought he would hold an entire state’s agenda hostage in an attempt to pass discriminatory laws like SB 6."
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Texas Legislature Advances Two Anti-LGBT Bills

By Adam Polaski • May 10, 2017, 11:42 am "It’s discouraging that Texas lawmakers appear so fixated on singling out LGBT people – particularly transgender youth – for discrimination."
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Momentum in Challenging Times: LGBT Employment Non-Discrimination Advances in Texas

By Adam Polaski • May 5, 2017, 10:24 am This week a bill to expand employment non-discrimination protections to include discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression advanced out of the House Committee on Business and Industry, with bipartisan support.
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New Anti-LGBT Legislation in Texas Would Roll Back Existing Protections for Transgender People

By Adam Polaski • April 14, 2017, 12:15 pm Lawmakers in the Texas House of Representatives have introduced an insidious local preemptions bill that seeks to roll back existing legal protections for transgender people living in certain parts of the Lone Star State.
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TODAY: Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination Take Questions on LGBT Equality

By Adam Polaski • April 7, 2017, 2:44 pm Today, Friday, April 7, five mayors who are members of Mayors Against LGBT Discrimination are taking questions as part of Tumblr's IssueTime series.
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Army National Guard Service Member Lobbies Against Anti-Transgender Discrimination in Texas

March 31, 2017, 5:54 pm As a conservative, raised in a conservative Catholic family and spending her early years in Louisiana, Natalie believes it's important for supporters of LGBT equality to not automatically close the door on conservative decision makers or community members.
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This Week in Nondiscrimination: Lawmakers Ignore Damage of Anti-LGBT Legislation, Advancing Discriminatory Bills

By Adam Polaski • March 18, 2017, 11:26 am Each weekend of this year’s legislative session for the next few months, Freedom for All Americans will be recapping what happened in states across the country with regard to LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination.
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Texas Senate Engrosses Broad Anti-LGBT Bill SB6 on 21-10 Vote

By Adam Polaski • March 15, 2017, 9:28 am On Tuesday, March 14, the Texas Senate took one more step toward approving SB 6, voting to engross the bill 21-10. The Senate is likely to vote on final passage today.
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In Moving New Video, Five Fathers of Transgender Children in Texas Share Their Stories

By Adam Polaski • March 14, 2017, 1:56 pm The powerful video captures the realities of unconditional love but also the challenges and joys of raising a transgender child in a world where the fundamental dignity and safety of transgender people is being challenged by anti-LGBT legislators.
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Following Marathon Hearing Featuring Opponents of SB6, Texas Senate Committee Advances Anti-LGBT Bill

By Adam Polaski • March 8, 2017, 10:04 am According to reports from the Austin American-Statesman and others in attendance, more than 250 Texans offered public testimony against SB 6, while just 29 spoke out in favor.
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This Week in LGBT Non-Discrimination: NH Momentum as Trump Abandons Transgender Students

By Adam Polaski • February 24, 2017, 5:21 pm In one of the busiest weeks for the LGBT movement in months, equality for transgender Americans was discussed by millions.
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Global Investors Representing $11 Trillion in Assets Speak Out against TX’s SB 6

By Adam Polaski • February 21, 2017, 12:11 pm A group of more than 30 global investors representing $11 trillion in assets today announced their opposition to SB 6, the discriminatory legislation in Texas that mirrors North Carolina’s HB 2 law
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NBA All-Star Game Kicks Off, League Warns Texas Against Anti-LGBT Bills

By Megan Clayton • February 17, 2017, 2:42 pm The All-Star Game tips off this weekend in New Orleans, and the NBA is taking the opportunity to reiterate its commitment to ensuring that players and fans are treated fairly and equally.
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Huge Slate of Entertainers Urges Texas Lawmakers to Reject Anti-LGBT Legislation

By Adam Polaski • February 14, 2017, 3:58 pm Today, more than 140 artists and entertainers from across the country released a letter urging Texas lawmakers to reject SB 6 and other bills currently pending in the legislature that would make it easier to discriminate against LGBT people.