5 Texas-Sized Examples of Anti-Gay Bigotry In 2014

GOP 'reparative therapy' plank, DPS driver's license fiasco top list

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Texas AG Ken Paxton Throws Temper Tantrum Over Demise of Anti-LGBT Legislation




Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton threw a temper tantrum Thursday morning over the demise of anti-LGBT proposals in the 84th Texas Legislature.




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Hypocritical Facebook Status of the Day




Sen. Campbell, of course, is the author of a proposed amendment that would enshrine a “license to discriminate” in the state Constitution.




Rep. Cecil Bell (R-Magnolia)

Texas House Panel to Consider Another Anti-Gay Marriage Bill Wednesday




A Texas House committee will consider another anti-gay marriage bill from Rep. Cecil Bell on Wednesday.




Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price Refuses To Say Whether She Supports Same-Sex Marriage




Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price declined to say Thursday whether she supports same-sex marriage, despite being asked repeatedly by the Texas Tribune’s Evan Smith.




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Equality Texas Delivers Gay Pride Flag To Hateful Anti-Muslim Lawmaker’s Office




In case you missed it, state Rep. Molly White (right) posted a hateful, Islamophobic rant on her Facebook page this morning




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Decision Day Celebrations Planned Across Texas If 5th Circuit Strikes Down Marriage Ban

The group Texas For Marriage is planning Decision Day celebrations in five Texas cities if the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rules in the federal lawsuit challenging the state’s same-sex marriage ban.




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WATCH: Congressman Marc Veasey Honors Late Gay Activist Steve Bratka On House Floor




Fort Worth Democratic Congressman Marc Veasey commemorated Tarrant County gay leader Steve Bratka on the House floor this week.




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TX lawmaker slams license-to-discriminate bill: “I’ve never felt persecuted for being a Christian”




A Catholic Texas lawmaker slammed a proposal to enshrine a “license to discriminate” in the state Constitution during a forum on Wednesday night.




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Two Reagan appointees, Obama appointee to hear Texas same-sex marriage appeal




Two Reagan appointees and an Obama appointee will serve on a three-judge federal appeals court panel that hears oral arguments in same-sex marriage cases from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi on Jan. 9.




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BREAKING: Plano adds LGBT protections




After listening to more than an hour of public testimony, the Plano City Council voted 5-3 Monday to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.




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