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Texas official Sid Miller calls for lynching

Texas official Sid Miller calls for lynching

Sid Miller heard a Confederate group was excluded from a Veteran’s Day parade. His Facebook response? “Get a rope.” By Chase Karacostas, The Texas Tribune Nov. 9, 2019 When Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller read a Facebook post on Saturday that accused officials running a Veteran’s Day parade in his hometown of Stephenville of denying […]

Texas GOP orders investigation into mother who supports child’s gender transition

Texas GOP orders investigation into mother who supports child’s gender transition

Top Texas Republicans order investigation into mother who supports child’s gender transition By Emma Platoff and Stacy Fernández, The Texas Tribune Oct. 24, 2019 Top Texas Republicans have directed the state’s child welfare agency to investigate whether a mother who supports her 7-year-old child’s gender transition is committing “child abuse” — a move that has […]

Texas House passes religious liberty bill despite LGBTQ Caucus’ objections

Texas House passes religious liberty bill despite LGBTQ Caucus’ objections

Over the tearful opposition of the Legislature’s first-ever LGBTQ Caucus and several failed attempts at a procedural block, the Texas House passed a religious liberty bill Monday that LGBTQ advocates fear would license discrimination against their communities. By Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune May 20, 2019 When the lower chamber first considered the bill just […]

Sen. Angela Paxton Sponsors Bill to Decriminalize Felonies Husband TX AG Ken Paxton is being tried for.

Sen. Angela Paxton Sponsors Bill to Decriminalize Felonies Husband TX AG Ken Paxton is being tried for.

  Sen. Angela Paxton files bill that would allow her husband, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, to issue exemptions from securities regulations By Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune Feb. 16, 2019 In what state Sen. Angela Paxton describes as an effort to safely expand Texas’ burgeoning financial tech industry, the freshman Republican from McKinney has […]

Dan Patrick: No Texas Bathroom Bill in 2019: “It’s been settled and I think we won”.

Dan Patrick: No Texas Bathroom Bill in 2019: “It’s been settled and I think we won”.

The “bathroom bill” won’t be back this session, its loudest champion suggested Wednesday morning. By Emma Platoff, The Texas Tribune Jan. 9, 2019 At a Governor’s Mansion press conference on the second day of this year’s legislative session, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick — who last session was the top state leader championing the measure, which […]

Texas Border Patrol agent charged with killing a transgender woman and three others

Texas Border Patrol agent charged with killing a transgender woman and three others

A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been accused of going on a nearly two-week-long “serial killing spree” that came to an end on Saturday after he was arrested him in connection with the deaths of four women and the kidnapping of a fifth woman. By Marissa Evans and Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune Sept. 15, […]

Beto O’Rourke, Veronica Escobar lead Father’s Day march on Children’s tent city

Beto O’Rourke, Veronica Escobar lead Father’s Day march on Children’s tent city

Beto O’Rourke, Veronica Escobar lead Father’s Day march on tent city housing separated immigrant children By Julián Aguilar, The Texas Tribune June 17, 2018 TORNILLO — World Cup soccer and backyard barbecues were set aside Father’s Day morning for hundreds of people who chose instead to descend on this small West Texas outpost that’s become […]

Texas Bathroom Bill Fallout: A Tsunami of LGBT Candidates

Texas Bathroom Bill Fallout: A Tsunami of LGBT Candidates

More LGBTQ Texans than ever are running for office, magazine says by Rishika Dugyala, The Texas Tribune Jan. 24, 2018 A self-described “gun-toting, truck-driving, true Republican,” Shannon McClendon avidly followed state politics and served as a five-time appointee for various boards under former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. But until now, she never pushed herself to run for […]

Trans girl Libby Gonzales gets her two minutes during Senate bathroom bill fight

Trans girl Libby Gonzales gets her two minutes during Senate bathroom bill fight

7-year-old Libby Gonzales and her parents persisted, waiting for their two minutes knowing that they were unlikely to sway a committee of Texas Republicans intent on enacting a bathroom bill. by Alexa Ura, The Texas Tribune July 22, 2017 The doors of the Texas Capitol had been open for just about 40 minutes when Rachel […]

Power Trips: Who should regulate access to Texas bathrooms? Give us your take

Power Trips: Who should regulate access to Texas bathrooms? Give us your take

Transgender Texans, our media partners at the Tribune want to learn how the Bathroom Bill legislative battle has affected you, the stakeholder. This will be a great opportunity especially for those frustrated at being unable to travel across the Lone Star to Austin. Links at the bottom of the article. by Alex Samuels, The Texas […]

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