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Citing religious refusal of adoption rule, California bans state travel to Texas

Citing religious refusal of adoption rule, California bans state travel to Texas

Saying that a new Texas law allowing child welfare providers to deny adoptions to parents based on “sincerely held religious beliefs” is discriminatory, California’s attorney general on Thursday banned state-funded travel to Texas. by Matthew Watkins,The Texas Tribune June 22, 2017 The attorney general’s office said in a news release that Texas’ House Bill 3859 […]

Texas Gov calls a bathroom bill special session

Texas Gov calls a bathroom bill special session

Advocates and families of transgender Texans are preparing for a special session of the Texas Legislature that’s sure to continue the heated debate over which bathrooms transgender individuals are allowed to use. by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune June 6, 2017 Among the Elder family’s dinnertime conversations last year was nailing down which sports their […]

Dan Patrick threatens a special session to get his bathroom bill enacted

Dan Patrick threatens a special session to get his bathroom bill enacted

TX Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick threatened to push for a special legislative session to pass bills to regulate bathroom use for transgender Texans and set new thresholds for when cities and counties must get voter approval for tax rates. by Alexa Ura,The Texas Tribune May 17, 2017 Editor’s note: This story has been updated throughout. […]

Texas Bathroom Bill Dies in Committee

Texas Bathroom Bill Dies in Committee

A key deadline passed on Monday without the House “bathroom bill” getting out of committee, meaning the bill won’t make it to the House floor this session. But that doesn’t mean the issue itself is dead. by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune May 10, 2017 A proposal to gut cities and school districts’ trans-inclusive bathroom policies did […]

Libby was asleep by the time she was called to speak against the Texas Bathroom bill

Libby was asleep by the time she was called to speak against the Texas Bathroom bill

  Listen to what a 7-year-old transgender girl had planned to say last week during a Texas House State Affairs Committee hearing on a bill that would regulate bathroom use for transgender Texans. by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune April 24, 2017   By the time the Gonzales family was called up to testify, Libby […]

Texas House lawmakers hear overnight testimony on alternative “bathroom bill”

Texas House lawmakers hear overnight testimony on alternative “bathroom bill”

Amid concerns about rolling back local protections for vulnerable Texans and dire economic fallout, a panel of House lawmakers considered a measure into the early hours of Thursday morning that some are hoping will serve as an alternative approach to regulating bathroom use for transgender Texans. by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune April 20, 2017 […]

TX and NC Bathroom Bills, How Different are they?

TX and NC Bathroom Bills, How Different are they?

  Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst maintain the so-called “bathroom bill” is significantly different from a similar law passed in North Carolina. But how exactly does the original wording of Senate Bill 6 stack up against North Carolina’s House Bill 2? Here’s how the “bathroom bills” in North Carolina and Texas […]

HRC to open 3 offices to Fight Dan Patrick’s Bathroom Bill

HRC to open 3 offices to Fight Dan Patrick’s Bathroom Bill

Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to open Texas offices to fight “bathroom bill” by Alexa Ura,The Texas Tribune Jan. 27, 2017 With Texas Republicans working to pass their own version of a “bathroom bill,” one of the nation’s most prominent LGBT civil rights organizations is opening offices in Texas to fight it. The Human Rights Campaign […]

Transgender woman stabbed 23 times

Transgender woman stabbed 23 times

On Jan. 4th 2017 L. C. Marinho became the first of the known 19 Brazilian trans people murdered so far this year. This happened in the early hours of Wednesday, 4th of January. L. C. Marinho, 33, a trans woman, was murdered inside her house located in the Vida Nova set in Santa Luzia neighbourhood, […]

Brazil TDOR 2016 more than all of Europe combined

Brazil TDOR 2016 more than all of Europe combined

133 deaths mourned by Brazil TDOR 2016 that’s more than all of Europe combined, since record keeping began. This year we made a commitment to report on the violence committed against Brazilian transgender peoples. And we have reported on these crimes as the rest of the world seems them, often in horrific graphic detail. We know […]

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