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Open Letter to Gov. Abbott and Texas Lawmakers: An Attack on Any Texan Is An Attack on All Texans

June 21, 2017
16 groups representing diverse voices across the state denounce the extreme politics driving the Texas legislative agenda and vow to fight back.

TEXAS STRONG: Resistance at the 2017 Legislative Session

June 2, 2017
Progressives from around the state and our champions in the legislature fought hard this session. From immigrant and voting rights to LGBTQ equality and reproductive freedom - we will continue to resist attacks on our fundamental rights.

The Worst of the Worst Texas Legislative Session in Pictures, Annotated

June 1, 2017
This session was pretty awful and by most accounts, the worst in recent history

Powerful Republican Donor & Notorious Bigot Threatens “Wicked State Legislators” Over Bathroom Bill

May 23, 2017
In a "prayer" that reads like a terroristic threat, Lt. Gov Dan Patrick backer Steven Hotze took aim at his political opponents.
Meet the Man Behind the Campaign to Repeal #HERO

Texas Democrat calls out GOP separate-but-equal bathroom bill

May 22, 2017
Watch Rep. Senfronia Thompson call out the Texas GOP's discriminatory bill for what it is: a separate but equal bathroom bill targeting vulnerable transgender kids."Bathrooms divided us and they divide us now...separate but equal is not equal at all."

Hate & Intolerance Exposed on the House Floor

May 16, 2017
As part of a larger effort to insert religious refusal provisions into uncontroversial, state agency review bills, Republicans in the Texas House passed an amendment that would allow for discrimination against LGBTQ Texans seeking legal assistance.
Celia Israel

Texas House GOP Passes Discriminatory Bill Targeting Kids in CPS

May 10, 2017
The broad ‘license to discriminate’ bill uses religion to target vulnerable kids, LGBTQ Texans, and reproductive freedom.
Religious Refusal CPS Texas

CALL TODAY: Stop anti-LGBTQ, anti-reproductive rights bill

May 5, 2017
Call (844) 489-5685 now to get connected with your Texas Representative

Texas Lawmakers are Locked in the Bathroom

May 1, 2017
If the Texas Legislature is going to waste time, they should do so on something less mean-spirited, less regressive and less discriminatory.
Glenn Statesman

Texas House Republicans Move to Fully Defund Planned Parenthood

April 7, 2017
Instead of funding legitimate health care providers, House GOP doubled funding for anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.
Planned Parenthood Texas Budget

This Man Said What Other Texas Republicans Won't About the "Bathroom Bill"

March 28, 2017
Houstonians are calling out TV stations for giving Steven Hotze and his brand hate and fear mongering a megaphone
Steven Hotze

Beyond Bathrooms: Other Anti-LGBTQ Bills to Watch Out for This Session

March 10, 2017
Republicans have filed more than 20 bills that would target LGBTQ youth, override local control, and green light religious refusals.
LGBTQ Equality Texas Legislature

“Jim Crow, June Crow, Jose Crow Laws”

February 24, 2017
The anti-gay marriage movement is just one way today’s Republican leadership is trying to divide America by law.
Jim Crow, June Crow, Jose Crow Laws

Texas Republicans Waste No Time Going After LGBTQ and Abortion Rights After Election

November 21, 2016
GOP in Texas Legislature started filing bills that would eviscerate abortion access and target LGBTQ equality.
Texas Republicans Waste No Time Going After LGBTQ and Abortion Rights After Election

Texas GOP Leaders Still Fighting Marriage Equality

October 31, 2016
The GOP wants the Texas Supreme Court to take away employee benefits for married same-sex couples in Houston.

Texas Republicans Need to Stop Attacking Transgender Rights

August 26, 2016
Texas Republicans are jeopardizing the lives, health, and safety of transgender people in a brutish attempt to score political points.
Texas GOP Uses “Religious Freedom” to Discriminate Against LGBT Texans

Fox 7 Debates: Texas Transgender Rights

August 23, 2016
A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked President Obama's directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in public schools. Lucy Stein, the advocacy director of Progress Texas, discusses the injunction