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Houston Fails to Affirm Critical Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Houston Fails to Affirm Critical Non-Discrimination Ordinance

With the defeat of Prop 1 last Tuesday, Houston remains the only big city in the United States that does not extend equal rights to all its citizens and visitors.

Nov 4, 2015     Comments Off
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Civil Liberties Groups Warn Against ‘Religious Refusal’ Laws

Civil Liberties Groups Warn Against ‘Religious Refusal’ Laws

The American Civil Liberties Union of Texas and the Texas Freedom Network announced today an effort to track instances of religious refusals by government officials and businesses.

Oct 20, 2015     Comments Off
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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 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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Freedom to Marry Resources

Freedom to Marry Resources

Marriage equality is now legal in Texas! Click through and learn more about your rights now that everyone is able to marry in the Lone Star State.

Jun 18, 2015     Comments Off
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