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For Valentine’s Day, a resonant tale of ‘Loving’ and marriage

The very title of the Supreme Court decision in Loving v. Virginia is almost too perfect not to respect the irony of what it represented. In 1958, Richard Loving married a half-black, half-Native American named Mildred in D.C., then returned … Continue reading

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Top 10: County, DISD, FWISD added trans protections

No. 6 Although transgender rights continue to be the last frontier in the ongoing battle for LGBT equality, the trans community made significant progress in North Texas in 2011. The all-too-familiar scenario of transgender being left out of laws protecting … Continue reading

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Jenkins takes home Stonewall’s Pink Pump

County judge among officials, members honored at Democratic group’s annual Holiday Party CLICK HERE TO VIEW MORE PHOTOS FROM THE PARTY JOHN WRIGHT  |  Senior Political Writer wright@dallasvoice.com Nearly two years ago, in a controversial move, Stonewall Democrats of Dallas … Continue reading

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El Paso County votes down DP benefits

Unlike in Dallas County, commissioners were given a firm projected cost and actually took a vote. The El Paso Times reports: County Judge Veronica Escobar brought up the issue of domestic partner benefits during a budget meeting on Tuesday. After … Continue reading

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Dallas County unlikely to add DP benefits

County Judge Clay Jenkins Faced with a $35 million budget shortfall, Dallas County is unlikely to begin offering benefits to the domestic partners of gay and lesbian employees as part of its 2012 budget, a county spokeswoman said last week. … Continue reading

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WATCH: Dallas County adds trans protections

LGBT advocates who attended Tuesday’s Dallas County Commissioners Court meeting gather on the steps of the administration building after the vote. After listening to more than 30 minutes of public comments in favor of the proposal, the Dallas County Commissioners … Continue reading

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DA says commissioners don’t have to operate ‘in a fish bowl’ — even if what they say sounds fishy

County Judge Clay Jenkins says he was not aware that sexual orientation didn’t include transgender people. A while back we filed a request, under the Texas Public Information Act, seeking any and all records related to the Dallas County Commissioners … Continue reading

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Sooner or later, county commissioners will get tired of hearing about transgender protections

Rafael McDonnell Resource Center Dallas’ Rafael McDonnell sends along word that three people from the LGBT community are tentatively scheduled to speak at Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Dallas County Commissioners Court. This will be the fourth consecutive week in … Continue reading

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LGBT advocates call on Commissioners Court to protect transgender Dallas County employees

Pam Curry, left, and Kelli Ann Busey Three members of the LGBT community spoke today during the Dallas County Commissioners Court’s regular meeting, calling on the court to add transgender employees to the county’s nondiscrimination policy. Kelli Ann Busey, who … Continue reading

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Contact all five Dallas County commissioners and ask them to add transgender protections

County Judge Clay Jenkins says he was not aware that sexual orientation didn’t include transgender people. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins confirmed today that he’s requested an opinion from the District Attorney’s Office about adding transgender protections to the county’s … Continue reading

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