June 19, 2018

Waco Tribune-Herald, Cassandra Pollock, June 17, 2018- Texas Republicans on Saturday mapped out which issues the state GOP should support ahead of the 2019 legislative session — a list that again included a version of the “bathroom bill” and “constitutional carry.” Nearly 10,000 delegates and alternates at the state GOP …

June 11, 2018

Star-Telegram, Noelle Mandell, May 31, 2018- In Lupe Valdez, lesbian and former Dallas County Sheriff who officially claimed the Democratic nomination for Texas governor, the Texas Republican Party may find a reason to shift its opposition to LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender — rights. For the next six …

June 11, 2018

Out & About Nashville, James Grady, May 27, 2018- Ever since the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015, activists and analysts have warned against overconfidence in the outlook for the LGBT community’s steady progress toward equality. To too many, it seemed that the war …

June 4, 2018

The Progressive, Simon Davis-Cohen, May 31, 2018- A new report by the Movement Advancement Project and partner organizations identifies local ordinances that extend anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ people as a target of state legislature’s “preemption” of local governments. According to the report, over 300 cities and counties have passed ordinances to …