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Texas court sidelines LGBT equal rights ordinance

Friday, July 24, 2015
The ruling is similar to what other big Texas cities have adopted, and aims to protect gay and transgender people against discrimination in employment and public places.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker, who is gay, helped push for the ordinance passed by the City Council last year. Opponents have fought it ever since. ...

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County clerk in East Texas resigns over gay marriage ruling

Friday, July 10, 2015
Rusk County Courthouse in Henderson, Texas
Rusk County Clerk Joyce Lewis-Kugle wrote that she could not in good conscience issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. ...

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Baylor University drops ‘homosexual acts’ from conduct rules

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Baylor University
Previously, Baylor University policy listed homosexual acts with adultery, fornication, incest, sexual abuse, harassment and assault as sexual acts that were expressly prohibited. ...

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Texas clerk issues ‘declaration’ to ‘protect natural marriage from lawless court opinions’

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
The Irion County Courthouse in Mertzon, Texas.
The objection this week by Irion County Clerk Molly Criner to last month's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide is detailed in a statement she crafted titled "Declaration of obedience to law and defense of natural marriage." ...

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Texas same-sex couple quickly granted marriage license after filing federal lawsuit

Monday, July 6, 2015
Joe Stapleton and Jim Cato
A gay couple has received a marriage license after filing a federal lawsuit against a North Texas county clerk who previously cited her religious opposition to same-sex marriage in denying the license. ...

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Texas Democrats file complaint over AG’s same-sex marriage opinion

Saturday, July 4, 2015
Attorney General Ken Paxton (R-Texas)
Attorney General Ken Paxton is also facing a possible indictment on first-degree felony charges of violating state securities law. ...

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Fifth Circuit appeals court instructs federal judges to issue same-sex marriage rulings

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
John Minor Wisdom U.S. Courthouse in New Orleans,   home of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
The order clears one of the final procedural roadblocks in the cases from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas, which had been pending before the New Orleans-based court. The 5th Circuit had heard arguments in the appeals, but hadn't ruled. ...

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Benefits offered for same-sex spouses of Texas state workers

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Texas
A group representing Texas state workers has begun allowing employees to enroll their same-sex spouses for benefits. ...

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Hood County, Texas, clerk relents, will issue same-sex marriage licenses after all

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Katie Lang
A North Texas county will issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples even though the clerk in charge of such documents says it's against her beliefs. ...

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Many Texas counties issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite AG’s opinion

Monday, June 29, 2015
Texas plaintiffs Mark Phariss and Vic Holmes (center) celebrate on the steps of the Texas Capitol, Monday, June 29, 2015, in Austin, Texas.
Many county clerks across Texas have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, despite instructions from the state attorney general that they could refuse to do so if it violates their religious beliefs. ...

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