Author Archives: Dan

Poll: Big Shifts in American Views on Social Issues

A new Gallup poll has some troubling news for the religious right: For the first time since the firm began asking the question in 1999, the percentage of Americans identifying as liberal on social issues is the same as the percentage identifying as socially conservative. The poll, conducted May 6-10, shows that 31 percent of Americans […]

Texas AG Paxton Praises Louisiana Governor’s Discrimination Order

As this year’s legislative session nears an end in Texas, major bills promoting discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are stalled. So what happens if none of those bills passes? Our neighboring state to the east might be providing one possible answer. On Tuesday a legislative committee in Louisiana essentially rejected a sweeping, Indiana-style discrimination […]

Anti-LGBT Discrimination Amendments Are a Danger in Texas House on Thursday

We’re down to just 12 days left in the 2015 legislative session in Texas, and attacks on LGBT equality are becoming increasingly desperate. Rumors are swirling about potential amendments to SB 2065, which is scheduled for debate by the Texas House on Thursday. Religious-right groups are clamoring for passage of SB 2065, which they say […]

Another Discrimination Measure Hits a Roadblock in Texas House

On Monday, for the second time in less than a week, legislation promoting discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people hit a roadblock in the Texas House. That’s good news. What’s not is that the lawmaker promoting that discrimination amendment was willing to put abused and neglected children at further risk so that he could push […]

National Support for the Freedom to Marry at Record High Even as Texas Republicans Resist

While some Texas legislators and far-right groups continue to push measures to block the freedom to marry for gay and lesbian couples, a new Gallup poll shows their views are shared by a steadily shrinking minority of people across the country. The poll released today shows that a record-high 60 percent of Americans say that marriages between same-sex couples should be […]

TFN’s Kathy Miller to Talk Monday on SiriusXM Radio about Fight Against Anti-LGBT Bills

The clock may have run out on one of the worst of the anti-LGBT bills in the Texas House Thursday night, but that bill’s supporters are still looking for other opportunities to enshrine discrimination in Texas law before the legislative session ends. So on Monday Texas Freedom Network Kathy Miller will talk with SiriusXM radio host […]

Business Begins Pushback on Texas Discrimination Bills?

We’re hearing that major companies with headquarters or a significant presence in Texas are starting to push back against a number of anti-LGBT discrimination bills nearing votes in the Texas Legislature this week. Most of it’s happening in private meetings, apparently. But earlier this afternoon, Pamela Colloff from Texas Monthly tweeted that oil and gas giant BP […]

Sirius Radio Host Bringing Show to Texas for Battle over LGBT Discrimination Bills

Move over Indiana. The religious right’s campaign to enshrine in Texas law discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families is putting the Lone Star State in the national spotlight. In fact, all eyes will be on Texas when the House votes Tuesday on whether to defy a potential U.S. Supreme Court supporting the freedom to marry […]