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Dear Texas: You can’t obey the U.S. Supreme Court only when its rulings please you

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
For those who marvel at the pathetic depths to which the 84th Texas Legislature has regularly descended, prepare to marvel again... ...

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Texas Republicans could take new stand on same-sex marriage

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
Nearly all Republicans in the Texas House are sponsoring a bill that would prohibit state and local officials from issuing same-sex marriage licenses regardless of how the Supreme Court rules. ...

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Texas Senate OKs bill allowing clergy to refuse same-sex marriages

Monday, May 11, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
The Texas state Senate has voted to allow clergy members to refuse performing marriages that violate their beliefs. ...

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Marriage News Watch: May 11, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015
Todd, left, and Jeff Delmay, celebrate as they leave the courthouse after having attended a hearing in which a Miami-Dade Circuit Judge cleared the way for gay and lesbian couples to marry, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in Miami.
Texas lawmakers vote this week on whether the state should officially defy the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage, while Alabama and Minnesota are debating bills to undermine marriage equality. ...

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Texas lawmakers to vote on two anti-LGBT bills this week

Sunday, May 10, 2015
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The most-watched proposal would bar state, county and local officials from issuing or enforcing a same-sex marriage license, and prevent recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other states. ...

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Texas anti-LGBT bill divides lawmaker, openly gay HIV+ son

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Texas Rep. Rick Miller, R-Sugar Land, has filed a bill that would repeal local ordinances that ban discrimination against gay and transgender people _ attempting to roll back rules passed in many large Texas cities. The propose bill puts Miller at odds with his son, Beau Miller, who is an HIV-positive gay activist.
Texas Rep. Rick Miller, R-Sugar Land, has filed a bill that would repeal local ordinances that ban discrimination against gay and transgender people _ attempting to roll back rules passed in many large Texas cities. The propose bill puts Miller ...

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Texas lawmakers attempt to revive religious objections bill

Monday, May 4, 2015
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Texas got a taste Monday of the religious objections issue that drew strong criticism elsewhere. ...

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Marriage News Watch: May 4, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015
Demonstrators gather at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., on March 30, 2015, to protest against a bill that opponents say allows discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Oral arguments are done, and now we can make a few predictions about how the U.S. Supreme Court might rule in June. ...

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Home rental website drops ‘straight friendly’ B&B for ejecting same-sex couple

Sunday, May 3, 2015
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AirBNB dropped a Galveston Bed & Breakfast after allegations the owner kicked a gay couple out of the home she rented to them through the site. ...

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Texas GOP pushes anti‑gay religious freedom bill on heels of Supreme Court hearing

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Texas state capitol in Austin.
Republican lawmakers abruptly pushed the new proposal on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court hearing historic arguments over gay marriage. ...

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