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ACLU Comment on Shootings in Garland

ACLU Comment on Shootings in Garland

On Sunday at a Garland ISD events center, a Garland police officer killed two men who opened fire at an art contest designed to deliberately offend Muslims.

May 4, 2015     Comments Off
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Civil Rights Groups Comment On Continued Legal Challenge of Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

Civil Rights Groups Comment On Continued Legal Challenge of Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

Major civil rights organizations are disappointed by the decision of some pastors and community leaders to continue their legal pursuit of the repeal of HERO.

Apr 30, 2015     Comments Off
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Civil Liberties Groups Raise The Alarm On Anti-LGBT Bills In Texas

Civil Liberties Groups Raise The Alarm On Anti-LGBT Bills In Texas

Civil liberties groups warned today that Texas lawmakers are leading the way on a strategy to subvert a potential U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.

Apr 29, 2015     Comments Off
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U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Cases Challenging Marriage Bans for Same-Sex Couples

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Cases Challenging Marriage Bans for Same-Sex Couples

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today in cases that challenge laws in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee.

Apr 28, 2015     Comments Off
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New Texas ‘Religous Refusal’ Bill Opens Door to Discrimination

New Texas ‘Religous Refusal’ Bill Opens Door to Discrimination

TFN and the ACLU of Texas together have launched Texans Equal Under Law, an initiative that opposes HB 3567.

Apr 22, 2015     Comments Off
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Bill That Would Remove Inaccurate Information From Women’s Right to Know Act Moves Forward

Bill That Would Remove Inaccurate Information From Women’s Right to Know Act Moves Forward

Texas House State Affairs Committee will hear testimony on a bill that would remove misinformation from the Women’s Right to Know Act.

Apr 22, 2015     Comments Off
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“Marlise’s Law” Receives Hearing in House State Affairs

“Marlise’s Law” Receives Hearing in House State Affairs

Today, the Texas House State Affairs Committee held a hearing on HB 3183, or “Marlise’s Law,” a bill introduced by Rep. Elliott Naishtat (D-Austin) and co-sponsored by Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston)

Apr 15, 2015     Comments Off
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ACLU Comment on Rep. King’s HB 352

ACLU Comment on Rep. King’s HB 352

Today, the Texas House Human Services Committee held a hearing for HB 352, introduced by Rep. Ken King (R-Canadian).

Apr 13, 2015     Comments Off
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ACLU Comment on Hunger Strike of Mothers in Immigration Detention

ACLU Comment on Hunger Strike of Mothers in Immigration Detention

The mothers on hunger strike are protesting their prolonged detention.

Apr 6, 2015     Comments Off
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Texas In Its Own League With Anti-LGBT Discrimination Bills This Year

Texas In Its Own League With Anti-LGBT Discrimination Bills This Year

At Least 20 Proposed Bills Would Encourage or Even Mandate Discrimination against LGBT Texans and Their Families

Mar 31, 2015     Comments Off
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