Statement on Texas Supreme Court Suspension of HERO

Statement on Texas Supreme Court Suspension of HERO

Today, the Texas Supreme Court suspended the enforcement of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) and ordered the Houston City Council to repeal the ordinance or place it up for a vote in the November city elections.

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Sandra Bland Video Released by the Texas Department of Public Safety

Sandra Bland Video Released by the Texas Department of Public Safety

Yesterday, the Texas Department of Public Safety released a dashcam video of State Trooper Brian Encinia’s July 10 traffic stop of Sandra Bland.

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Freedom to Marry Resources

Freedom to Marry Resources

Marriage equality is legal for the first time in Texas! We will have resources and analyses available. Leave a message on our legal hotline 1.888.503.6838 with questions you have about the ruling.

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Get Cool ACLU Gear

Get Cool ACLU Gear

Wear your rights and support the fight for freedom. Plus free ACLU magnet with every purchase.

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Border Harassment

Border Harassment

Have you or has someone you know been harassed and mistreated by Customs and Border Protection? If so, please tell us about the experience.

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The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance Protects You

The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance Protects You

On May 28, 2014, Mayor Annise Parker and the Houston City Council passed the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. Learn about what the ordinance means for you.

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Make a Donation

Make a Donation

The ACLU of Texas is the premier advocate for civil rights and individual liberty in the Lone Star State. To defend the Constitution and keep America safe and free, we need the support of every Texan who cares about protecting our precious civil liberties.

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Free Speech and the Right to Protest

Free Speech and the Right to Protest

Freedom of speech, of the press, of association, of assembly and petition — this set of guarantees, protected by the First Amendment, comprises what we refer to as freedom of expression. Know your rights and what to do if you're stopped by police.

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Request Legal Assistance/Solicitud de Asistencia Legal

Request Legal Assistance/Solicitud de Asistencia Legal

Officially request legal help from an ACLU of Texas attorney. If you are concerned about whether the time for bringing your complaint is about to pass, you should consult with an attorney of your choice.

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Statement on Planned Parenthood Smear Campaign

Statement on Planned Parenthood Smear Campaign

A group of extreme opponents to safe, legal abortion and women’s abilities to make the best medical decisions for their lives have launched a smear campaign to undermine the work of Planned Parenthood.

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Statement on Texas Supreme Court Suspension of HERO

Statement on Texas Supreme Court Suspension of HERO

Today, the Texas Supreme Court suspended the enforcement of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) and ordered the Houston City Council to repeal the ordinance or place it up for a vote in the November city elections.

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