Tag: Texas

Texas lawmakers clash over contentious transgender bathroom bill

Less than two months after failing to pass a “bathroom bill” restricting access for transgender people, Texas lawmakers are trying again amid fierce opposition from Democrats, civil rights groups and leading businesses.   A special legislative session will start on Tuesday in Austin. Among the main items on the agenda is a measure to limit […]

Top lawman in Texas ready to lasso lesbian mayor?

And they are calling for an investigation of city hall’s actions in the dispute, which included negating an apparently valid petition effort against the ordinance and subpoenaing the sermons of five area pastors in a subsequent lawsuit against the city.   “There is a growing call for the attorney general of Texas to investigate this,” […]

Driver’s license denied to homosexual woman in Texas

Connie Wilson says the Texas DPS refused to issue her a license after learning she was married to another woman HOUSTON — A woman who has just moved to Texas from California says she is being denied a legal Texas driver’s license.   Connie Wilson and her partner Aimee relocated to the Houston area with […]

Rick Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaking in San Francisco on Wednesday night, said the U.S. would better serve its diverse population by letting the states handle many economic and social policies, a point he perhaps inadvertently drove home when he compared homosexuality to alcoholism… Read More: In S.F., Rick Perry compares homosexuality to alcoholism – SFGate