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Discrimination Supporters Will Continue Legal Fight Against Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

Religious-right opponents of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) announced today that they will continue their legal fight for the right to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. A state court on April 17 ruled that HERO opponents had failed to gather enough valid signatures on a petition to put repeal of ordinance up for a public […]

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TFN Statement on HERO Ruling

A state judge today ruled that opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance did not gather enough valid petition signatures to force a repeal vote on the ordinance, which bars discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, religion, gender, military status and other categories. The anti-discrimination protections cover employment, housing and public […]

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Texas Anti-Gay Rally: Homosexuality is ‘America’s Real Cancer’

Religious-right groups rallied Monday at the Texas Capitol to, as they insisted, stand up for traditional marriage. But don’t be fooled. The rally was really about riling up anti-gay activists as equality for LGBT families — at least on marriage — gets closer to reality. In fact, the rally brought out some of the most strident voices of […]

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Roy Moore Says Blame the Hippies

State lawmakers typically don’t take too kindly to outsiders coming to Texas and telling them what to do. Except, of course, if we’re talking about keeping equal rights away from LGBT individuals. Then some lawmakers these days are all ears. Dozens of elected officials stood outside the Capitol earlier today to welcome Alabama Supreme Court Chief […]

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Rick Perry’s New Campaign Hire Thinks God Doesn’t Want Women to Be Leaders

Rick Perry has left the Texas governor’s office behind, but he still likes associating with religious-righters who want to take America back to the 1950s (or further). The Des Moines Register in Iowa reports that Perry has hired an ordained minister and radio broadcaster with ties to religious-right activists to serve as senior director on his upcoming […]

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Texas Legislator: Businesses Should Be Able to Discriminate Against Anyone

The Texas Observer has an interesting interview with state Rep. Cecil Bell, R-Magnolia, who has filed a number of bills (such as this one) this year that would protect the ability to discriminate against LGBT people. Bell says the purpose of his bills are to defend states’ rights and religious freedom. Check out the video clip included […]

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The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive Comic Jon Stewart takes a look at the legislative temper tantrum over LGBT equality that is sweeping through conservative states — and he saves some of his best stuff for the Lone Star State. After all, how could he pass […]

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Former NFLer, Fox Sports Analyst Craig James Says Satan Is Behind Movement for LGBT Equality

Former NFL player and football TV analyst Craig James is fully embracing his new job as an anti-gay activist for religious-right groups. Now he’s suggesting that supporters of LGBT equality are doing Satan’s work. Late last week the Texan talked on a radio program from the Family Research Council — which the Southern Poverty Law Center labels an anti-gay […]

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Faith Leaders Launch New Campaign for Reproductive Justice in Texas

Too often the only faith voices heard on the issue of reproductive rights are those who seek to limit or end altogether access to abortion and other family planning services. But that monologue from the religious right is coming to an end. Faith leaders from across the state are now joining together to support the right […]

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#AmplifyATX: 24 Hours Can Make an Impact

Starting at 6 p.m. today, the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund will participate in the third annual Amplify Austin. What is Amplify Austin? It’s a 24-hour, online philanthropy opportunity that offers a fun, inspiring and incentivized way of giving to causes you care about — causes like TFN! Here’s how it works. Between 6 p.m. […]

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