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Houston Unites Launches Campaign to Support Equal Rights Ordinance

Houston Unites Launches Campaign to Support Equal Rights Ordinance

Today, the Houston Unites campaign launched to prevent the repeal of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) on the November ballot.

Aug 12, 2015     Comments Off
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Texas Voter ID Law Found To Discriminate

Texas Voter ID Law Found To Discriminate

On the eve celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965, Texas’ voter ID law was struck down by a federal appeals court.

Aug 5, 2015     Comments Off
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Houston Equal Rights Ordinance to Appear on November Ballot

Houston Equal Rights Ordinance to Appear on November Ballot

Citizens and Civil Rights Groups Support the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) and pledge to defend it on the November Ballot.

Aug 5, 2015     Comments Off
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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.

Jul 28, 2015     Comments Off
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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.

Jul 24, 2015     Comments Off
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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.

Jul 22, 2015     Comments Off
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ACLU Urges Accountability and Transparency for the Death of Sandra Bland

ACLU Urges Accountability and Transparency for the Death of Sandra Bland

ACLU releases letter to Waller County Sheriff’s Office urging accountability and transparency for Sandra Bland’s death.

Jul 20, 2015     Comments Off
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ACLU Letter to County Clerks Clarifies Obligations Under Constitution

ACLU Letter to County Clerks Clarifies Obligations Under Constitution

ACLU Letter to County Clerks: You Are Legally Required to Issue Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

Jul 1, 2015     Comments Off
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Supreme Court Allows Texas Abortion Clinics to Remain Open

Supreme Court Allows Texas Abortion Clinics to Remain Open

The Supreme Court of the United States today temporarily blocked a Texas law that would have forced most of the abortion clinics in Texas to close.

Jun 29, 2015     Comments Off
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ACLU Comment on Gov. Abbott’s Memo on Religious Liberty and First Amendment Rights

ACLU Comment on Gov. Abbott’s Memo on Religious Liberty and First Amendment Rights

Try as they might, there is little that Ken Paxton or Greg Abbott can do today to quell the joy of so many Texans celebrating their constitutional right to marry.

Jun 26, 2015     Comments Off
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