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Marriage Equality: A constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and recognition of other forms of same-sex partnership solemnized in other jurisdictions, was approved by voters in November 2005. The constitutional ban is currently being challenged in federal court in three separate cases: De Leon v. Perry, McNosky v. Perry, and Zahrn v. Perry.
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The world of teens and tweens can be a treacherous one. As the dad to two 12 year olds, I see it as a world where childhood cushions and play have fallen away and new, somewhat complex challenges have emerged. It is a world where peer relationships and socializations... [...]
The city of Houston claimed victory after a jury found that opponents of a controversial Equal Rights Ordinance submitted petitions that contained forgery and other flaws, but the outcome remains undecided.
Plaintiffs in the federal challenge to Texas' same-sex marriage ban are asking a federal appeals court to allow same-sex couples to begin marrying in the Lone Star state.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz has re-introduced the State Marriage Defense Act, a bill that would require the federal government to recognize only marriages that are valid under the laws of the state in which a couple reside.
Investigators says Carlton Ray Champion Jr., 21, is charged in the death of Ty Underwood, 24, whom police said Champion was briefly involved with in a romantic relationship. [...]
A 17-year-old openly gay teen says he was forced to change schools after being given an ultimatum by the his principal to delete his YouTube videos or find another school. [...]
A jury is being asked to weigh about six questions that ultimately will help a judge decide whether the city incorrectly invalidated a petition that opponents of the law submitted in an attempt to force a repeal referendum. [...]
Echo Magazine is the first magazine in East Texas targeted to the LGBT community and launched its first issue this week. [...]
Police in Tyler, Texas are searching for clues after a transgender woman was shot to death early Monday morning. [...]
Several Texas cities have taken the historic step of passing non-discrimination laws protecting LGBT people, only to see those laws challenged by the extreme right-wing U.S. Pastor Council -- a group that has labeled gay people "forces of spiritual darkness."