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Out TX officials praise Supreme Court rulings, look ahead

Local and state officials and agencies applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings in striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and allowing a pathway for marriage equality to return to California.

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Gay District Clerk Gary Fitzsimmons champions new county courthouse

Dallas County’s openly gay District Clerk Gary Fitzsimmons is hoping the Commissioners Court starts looking into a plan to replace the Frank Crowley Courts Building.

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Dallas County weighs health-insurance vouchers for unmarried partners

A long-discussed proposal for Dallas County to offer domestic partner benefits to employees is finally taking shape.

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Dallas County Clerk John Warren says he won’t issue any same-sex marriage licenses tomorrow

In Friday’s Voice we mentioned that same-sex couples will be requesting marriage licenses at the Dallas County Clerk’s Office on Tuesday in a Valentine’s Day demonstration organized by GetEQUAL TX and other groups

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With National Stonewall Democrats ‘struggling,’ Dallas chapter marks its 15th anniversary

Stonewall Democrats of Dallas will celebrate its 15th anniversary tonight, during the group’s regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Ojeda’s on Maple Avenue. “October marks the 15th anniversary when founders Bill Fry, Christy Kinsler, Gary Fitzsimmons & Michael Milliken gathered … Continue reading

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Gary Fitzsimmons on DP benefits: ‘I don’t believe our community should expect anything less’

District Clerk Gary Fitzsimmons In today’s print edition we have a story about Parkland hospital’s decision to begin offering domestic partner benefits — and Dallas County’s decision not to. In the story we quoted openly gay Dallas County District Clerk … Continue reading

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Parkland adds DP benefits; Dallas County won’t

County Judge Clay Jenkins, left, and District Clerk Gary Fitzsimmons Fitzsimmons slams commissioners for failing to study issue JOHN WRIGHT | Online Editor wright@dallasvoice.com The domestic partners of gay and lesbian employees at Parkland hospital will soon have access to … 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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Fitzsimmons says commissioners should consult with DA’s office about nondiscrimination policy

Gary Fitzsimmons Late yesterday we spoke to openly gay District Clerk Gary Fitzsimmons about the Commissioners Court’s approval of an amendment to Dallas County’s employment nondiscrimination policy that includes sexual orientation but not gender identity/expression. Fitzsimmons said he was never … Continue reading

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Contact Clay Jenkins and Elba Garcia and ask them to add transgender protections

Above is a screen grab of the transgender-less amendment to Dallas County’s employment nondiscrimination policy that was approved by the  Commissioners Court earlier today. The sexual orientation-only amendment can also be found on page 113 of the Commissioners Court Briefing … Continue reading

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