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Less than 24 hours after State Senator Wendy Davisâ€™s filibuster helped deliver a near-final blow to a controversial anti-abortion bill, Governor Perry called the Texas legislature back into session beginning July 1.
This is truly an historic victory and a momentous day for Edie Windsor and for loving, married same-sex couples and their families.
Ruling in historic Windsor case establishes equality for married gay couples under federal law.
Last night women and men in Texas took a historic stand against political intrusion into a womanâ€™s private decision-making
We will continue to fight in the courts and at the state capitol to stop laws that limit access to the ballot.
On Friday, a bipartisan poll was released demonstrating that a majority of Texans oppose current bills in the Texas legislature to restrict abortions.
Due to a conflict with a full meeting of the House, the press conference on womenâ€™s health care has been canceled.
â€śThe sole purpose of this bill is to limit womenâ€™s options when it comes to making deeply personal medical decisions,â€ť said Terri Burke, executive director of the ACLU of Texas.
These bills added by Gov. Perry are so bad the legislature followed its rules and didnâ€™t want to even vote on them during the regular session.
Staff and board members of the ACLU of Texas will be available to analyze the forthcoming U.S. Supreme Court decision on United States v. Windsor and its implications for Texas families.