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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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Dallas morning show host Amy Kushnir stormed off the set of KTXD-TV's "The Broadcast" on Tuesday following a heated discussion of whether ESPN should have broadcast Michael Sam kissing his boyfriend on hearing the news he had been drafted by the St. Louis Rams.
HOUSTON -- Various pastors along with several hundred people gathered outside Houston City Hall to protest a proposed ordinance that would expand anti-bias protections for gay and transgender residents.
HOUSTON -- The Houston city council has delayed a vote on whether to approve an ordinance consolidating its bans on discrimination based on sex, race, age and religion, and expand anti-bias protections for gay and transgender residents.
DALLAS -- A transgender woman facing homelessness has filed a lawsuit with the Fair Housing Office in Dallas after being denied housing by the Salvation Army because she has not undergone gender reassignment surgery.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- A Texas state appeals court has halted divorce and child custody proceedings for two San Antonio women who were legally married out of state.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- A state district judge in Texas has ruled that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, “paving the way for a San Antonio couple's divorce proceedings and subsequent child custody battle to continue.”
HOUSTON, Texas -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Monday announced details of a proposed human rights ordinance that would prohibit discrimination in the workplace, housing and public accommodations.
LUBBOCK, Texas -- For the first time in any poll, more Texans support legalizing same-sex marriage than oppose it.
HOUSTON — A vehicle that had been sought in connection with the murder of a lesbian couple in South Texas last month has been recovered, according to the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.
LUMBERTON, Texas — A transgender substitute teacher who was told not return to her classes at a Texas elementary school after parents complained that she was a "distraction" to their 10 and 11-year old children, has been reinstated.