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ACLU Comment on Hearing for HB 1083

ACLU Comment on Hearing for HB 1083

Bill Requires Mental Health Screenings by Texas Department of Criminal Justice Prior to Solitary Confinement Placement

May 19, 2015     Comments Off
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Groups Hail Failure of Texas House to Pass Marriage Discrimination Bill

Groups Hail Failure of Texas House to Pass Marriage Discrimination Bill

Clock Runs Out on HB 4105, But Discrimination Measures Still a Danger Until End of Session

May 15, 2015     Comments Off
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Memo From The Texas Freedom Network, ACLU of Texas and Equality Texas

Memo From The Texas Freedom Network, ACLU of Texas and Equality Texas

Legislation Allowing Child Welfare Service Providers To Use Religion To Discriminate Filed As Amendment To Sunset Bill

May 12, 2015     Comments Off
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Texas House To Take Up Indiana-Style Bill

Texas House To Take Up Indiana-Style Bill

HB 4105 Would Put Texas on Collision Course with Freedom, Lead to National Uproar Similar to What Happened in Indiana.

May 7, 2015     Comments Off
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Nearly 2/3 Texans Support Protecting LGBT People from Discrimination

Nearly 2/3 Texans Support Protecting LGBT People from Discrimination

Nearly 63 percent of likely voters in Texas would support a law protecting gay, lesbian and transgender Texans from discrimination.

May 6, 2015     Comments Off
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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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