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El Paso County becomes 2nd in Texas to offer domestic partner benefits

The El Paso County Commissioners Court approved offering domestic partner benefits to gay and unmarried couples Monday. Continue reading

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Dallas County adds sexual orientation — but not gender identity — to nondiscrimination policy

Clay Jenkins The Dallas County Commissioners Court voted earlier today to add sexual orientation to the county’s employment nondiscrimination policy. However, the amendment adding “sexual orientation” to the policy does not include gender identity/expression, meaning it covers gay and lesbian … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Jim Schutze

“It’s why we can’t have protest movements in Dallas. People here are too obedient. Gay rights, black activism, Tea Party — doesn’t matter. There’s something in the water. If the mob in Tahrir Square had been made up entirely of … Continue reading

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Disorder in the court — again

Last week, all hell broke loose in the Dallas County Commissioners Court meeting when some folks angry over what was, in effect, the firing of County Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbert decided to express that anger to the person they considered … Continue reading

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Top 10: Dallas Dems narrowly survived GOP tidal wave

No. 3: View all of the Top 10 While Texas turned redder, Dallas County remained an island of blue. On Election Day, Texas followed national trends turning Democratic incumbents out of office and replacing them with conservative Republicans. For the … Continue reading

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ELECTION 2010: Democrats narrowly hang on in Dallas County; 2 of 3 gay candidates win

District Clerk Gary Fitzsimmons re-elected; Tonya Parker becomes first black LGBT person elected in county; Garcia tops Mayfield MORE ELECTION COVERAGE: LGBT groups react to big losses in House, Senate Record 106 gay candidates elected in 2010 Dallas County District … Continue reading

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Election Day watch party locations

AT&T Plaza at Victory Park on south side of AA Arena Election Day watch parties will be held Tuesday night at various locations in Dallas. Each county party will hold a rally and many candidates are hosting gatherings of their … Continue reading

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