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High court denies appeal from gay couple seeking accurate birth certificate for adopted child

In a setback for same-sex parenting rights, the nation’s high court today refused to hear a challenge of a Louisiana policy barring gay couples from obtaining accurate birth certificates for their adopted children. Lambda Legal reports: The U.S. Supreme Court … Continue reading

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TX Lege: Pro-LGBT bills see ‘flurry of activity’

Chuck Smith It’s been a good week for pro-LGBT bills in the Texas Legislature. Three bills backed by Equality Texas were referred to House committees and another three were filed as lawmakers started getting down to business in the 2011 … Continue reading

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Texas House committees and pro-LGBT bills

DANIEL WILLIAMS¬† |¬† Legislative Queery Texas House Speaker Joe Straus has finally announced the committee assignments for the 82nd Texas House. As I predicted last month the partisan breakdown of the committee chairs roughly reflects the distribution of party control … Continue reading

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The Plank-Wanker: Your daily Texas political platform update

Dallas gay Repulican leader Rob Schlein is getting some major love in the national queerosphere for the statement he issued Tuesday slamming the anti-gay Texas GOP platform. We’ve seen write-ups in places including The Advocate and GayPolitics.com, so no doubt … Continue reading

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Texas Democrats add four pro-LGBT resolutions to platform

While we’re on the subject of political party platforms in Texas, looks like the Democrats approved four pro-LGBT resolutions over the weekend during their state convention in Corpus Christi. It’s safe to say the Lone Star State has gotten yet … Continue reading

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DART accused of transphobia

Judge reversed order after transit agency fought longtime employee’s gender-marker change last year John Wright | News Editor wright@dallasvoice.com TRANS FRIENDLY? | Judge Lynn Cherry, right, is shown alongside drag performer Chanel during Stonewall Democrats’ 2008 holiday party at the … Continue reading

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