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ACLU Comment on Texas Supreme Court Issuing Stay Halting Same-Sex Marriages

ACLU Comment on Texas Supreme Court Issuing Stay Halting Same-Sex Marriages

The Texas Attorney General petitioned the Texas Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages and voided the marriage license issued by the Travis County Clerk.

Feb 19, 2015     Comments Off
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Travis County Judge Ruled Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Travis County Judge Ruled Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Travis County Probate Judge Guy Herman ruled today that the Texas ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional in a case involving estate inheritance following a the death of a spouse.

Feb 17, 2015     Comments Off
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Coalition Launches Reproductive Health Care Campaign

Coalition Launches Reproductive Health Care Campaign

“Trust. Respect. Access.” was launched to promote policies that restore trust in Texans to make their own reproductive health care decisions, respect for health care professionals’ judgment, and access to the full range of reproductive health care.

Feb 17, 2015     Comments Off
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Comment on Houston Equal Rights Ordinance Ruling

Comment on Houston Equal Rights Ordinance Ruling

Today, the jury reached a verdict regarding the validity of signatures contesting the City of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).

Feb 17, 2015     Comments Off
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New Report Finds TDCJ Overuses Solitary Confinement

New Report Finds TDCJ Overuses Solitary Confinement

Report Shows Solitary Confinement Endangers Public Safety, Costs Taxpayers At Least $46 Million A Year

Feb 5, 2015     Comments Off
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ICE to transfer mothers and children to for-profit detention center

ICE to transfer mothers and children to for-profit detention center

The Obama administration confirmed Tuesday that it will continue detaining vulnerable mothers and children in a new, for-profit facility in Dilley, TX.

Jan 20, 2015     Comments Off
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ACLU sues Obama administration for detaining asylum seekers

ACLU sues Obama administration for detaining asylum seekers

The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's policy of locking up asylum-seeking mothers and children to intimidate others from coming to the United States.

Jan 16, 2015     Comments Off
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At Fifth Circuit Hearing, Seven Groups Unite in Fight Against HB 2

At Fifth Circuit Hearing, Seven Groups Unite in Fight Against HB 2

We hope the Fifth Circuit will reverse course and listen to doctors, medical experts and major medical associations, who have recognized that laws like HB 2 hurt women, not help them.

Jan 7, 2015     Comments Off
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Comment on Extension of Texas Border Surge

Comment on Extension of Texas Border Surge

Texas state officials recently agreed to extend the Texas law enforcement surge along the southern border through August 2015.

Nov 25, 2014     Comments Off
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Executive Action on Immigration

Executive Action on Immigration

We will continue to fight for those immigrants left unprotected, as well as the residents of our border communities, who continue to face life amidst the tools and language of war.

Nov 21, 2014     Comments Off
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