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Divisive anti-gay marriage bill, anti-gay adoption measure scrapped in Texas Legislature

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin
Texas lawmakers have stopped legislative efforts that sought to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage is legalized this summer, and an anti-gay adoption measure has been abandoned. [...]

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Texas House scraps bill protecting agencies that bar gay adoptions

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
The Texas state House has scrapped - at least for the time being - a measure that would have allowed some child welfare agencies to block gays and same-sex couples from adopting children through them. [...]

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Texas Senate revives anti-gay marriage language by attaching it to another bill

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
The measure bars public funds from being used in same-sex marriage licenses. Although it failed in the House, it was inserted into a Senate bill and is likely set for a vote Wednesday. [...]

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First Texas GOP lawmaker backs same-sex marriage

Friday, May 22, 2015
Sarah Davis
Rep. Sarah Davis (R-West University Place) expressed support for same-sex marriage Thursday, becoming the first Republican state lawmaker in Texas history to publicly do so. [...]

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Texas House approves bill protecting clergy from officiating same-sex unions

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
The Texas state House is has given preliminary approval to a GOP-backed bill allowing clergy members to refuse to perform marriages that violate their beliefs. [...]

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Marriage News Watch: May 18, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
Texas is setting itself up for a showdown with the Supreme Court. A bill to defy the court's rulings died in the House last week, but anti-gay politicians could find a sneaky way to revive it. [...]

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Texas anti-gay marriage bill dead for now as deadline passes

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin
Efforts by Texas Republicans to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage is legalized took a major setback Friday when time expired on a bill that would prohibit government employees from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [...]

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Texas anti-gay marriage bill in limbo with time running out

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Texas
Efforts by Texas Republicans to defy a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage hung in limbo Thursday, as Democrats run out the clock on bill that would prohibit government employees from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. [...]

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Delay tactics slow Texas House on anti-gay marriage bill as key deadline looms

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
A key conservative push to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if same-sex marriage is legalized hangs in the balance as work in the Texas House has slowed to a crawl - even as the chamber's last chance to pass the bill looms. [...]

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Dell urges Texas lawmakers to stop anti-gay marriage bill

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Dell headquarters in Round Rock, Texas.
The computer maker released a statement Wednesday saying it has let Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott know that the Round Rock-based company considers diversity a "business imperative." [...]

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