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Texas county benefits plan to cover workers’ same-sex partners

Thursday, February 6, 2014
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Bexar County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a provision that would allow county benefits to be extended to employees' same-sex partners. [ Read more → ]
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Petition drive to repeal San Antonio LGBT non-discrimination ordinance fails

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — An effort to repeal San Antonio's LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance died Tuesday when opponents of the measure failed to gather the required signature to put a referendum before voters. [ Read more → ]
Elisa Chan

Anti-gay San Antonio councilwoman resigns to run for Texas state Senate

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
SAN ANTONIO -- The San Antonio city councilwoman who made national headlines recently after a secret recording of a staff meeting was leaked in which she was heard calling gays “disgusting,” resigned Monday and announced her intent to run for the Texas state Senate. [ Read more → ]

San Antonio officials targeted for recall for supporting LGBT protections

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- A group of Texas Republicans and religious conservatives are pushing efforts to recall San Antonio city council members who voted in favor of a recently expanded non-discrimination ordinance that includes protections based on seual orientation and gender identity. [ Read more → ]

Pat Robertson: San Antonio will jail Christians over anti-discrimination law

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Pat Robertson and his Christian Broadcasting Network filed a report Wednesday that falsely claimed that having a “biblical view” on sexuality has been “criminalized” in San Antonio, Texas. [ Read more → ]
Eric Gay, APJulie Pousson, right, and Jennifer Echeverry, left, celebrate after an LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance was passed by the San Antonio city council, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013.

San Antonio approves LGBT-inclusive non-discrimination ordinance

Thursday, September 5, 2013
SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio City Council has approved the LGBT-inclusive discrimination ordinance by a vote of 8-3. Developing, check back for update. [ Read more → ]
Eric Gay, APFaith leaders who support a proposed non-discrimination ordinance gather on the steps of City Hall, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in San Antonio.

Gay rights ordinance in San Antonio draws objections from GOP, faith leaders

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
SAN ANTONIO — Gay rights victories in Texas haven't come at the Capitol but at city hall. While nondiscrimination bills in the Legislature languish, Houston has a lesbian mayor and Austin offers health benefits for same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
KSAT-TVElisa Chan

San Antonio councilwoman faces ethics complaint after calling gays ‘disgusting’

Thursday, August 29, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- San Antonio city councilwoman Elisa Chan is facing an ethics complaint filed by a city resident accusing her of violating city policies by using city staff, time and property for a "partisan political purpose." [ Read more → ]
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San Antonio WNBA player Sophia Young speaks out against same-sex marriage

Thursday, August 29, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- WNBA player Sophia Young of the San Antonio Silver Stars was among the hundreds of protesters who rallied Tuesday against proposed updates to the city's non-discrimination ordinance that would add protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. [ Read more → ]
Julian Castro

San Antonio mayor fires back at LGBT advocacy group over travel warning

Thursday, August 22, 2013
SAN ANTONIO -- San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has fired back at an LGBT advocacy group for issuing a travel alert advising the LGBT community to avoid San Antonio until the city takes action on a hotly debated non-discrimination ordinance. [ Read more → ]

San Antonio councilwoman breaks silence, stands by inflammatory remarks

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Embattled San Antonio city councilwoman Elisa Chan, secretly recorded during a staff meeting describing homosexuality as “so disgusting,” "crazy" and “against nature,” said in a press conference Tuesday that “political correctness will not win the day” and stood by her inflammatory remarks. [ Read more → ]
Elisa Chan

San Antonio councilwoman defends secretly recorded anti-gay remarks

Monday, August 19, 2013
SAN ANTONIO -- A San Antonio city council woman who was secretly recorded during a staff meeting in which she said homosexuality is “so disgusting” and “against nature," defended her comments Monday in her first public statement on the controversy that erupted last week. [ Read more → ]
Elisa Chan

San Antonio city councilwoman: Homosexuality is ‘so disgusting,’ ‘against nature’

Saturday, August 17, 2013
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- A secret recording of a staff meeting to discuss a proposed citywide non-discrimination ordinance captured a San Antonio city councilwoman discussing why homosexuality is "so disgusting" and "against nature." [ Read more → ]

Gay combat vet who lost leg in Iraq booed by anti-gay protesters in San Antonio

Thursday, August 15, 2013
SAN ANTONIO -- A highly decorated openly gay Iraq war combat veteran was booed by a crowd of anti-gay protesters during his speech to the San Antonio City Council meeting Wednesday evening. [ Read more → ]
The photo at the center of  the controversy (above) features Lialani Hernandez (left) and Felicia Rivera.

High school student says banned yearbook photo is anti-gay discrimination

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A teenager in San Antonio, Texas, says her high school has blocked a photograph of her and her girlfriend from appearing in the yearbook because they are gay. [ Read more → ]

Fox News invites anti-LGBT guests to mock, smear transgender Macy’s customer

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
During a December 11 segment on Fox News, host Shannon Bream invited former Macy’s employee Natalie Johnson and Mathew Staver, founder of the anti-LGBT Liberty Counsel, to discuss Johnson’s recent termination from her job in San Antonio, Texas. [ Read more → ]
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