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Gay Travis County sheriff candidate talks about changing county’s immigration stance, diversity

John Sisson, a gay Democratic candidate for Travis County sheriff, is up against incumbent sheriff Greg Hamilton in the May 29 primary. Continue reading

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CHART: The 30 gayest cities in Texas (revised)

A while back we told you how the estimated number of same-sex couples in Texas had gone way down — not because they’re all getting divorced right under AG Greg Abbott’s nose, but due to issues with 2010 Census forms. … Continue reading

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MAP: The fastest-growing gay counties in Texas

The Austin-American Statesman put together the below map for a story that ran this weekend about recently released 2010 Census data on same-sex couples. The story notes that Travis County’s percentage of same-sex couple households is the highest in the … Continue reading

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Equality Texas: Austin murders were hate crime

Jose Alfonso Aviles When a man fatally shot his daughter’s girlfriend and the girlfriend’s mother in Austin on Monday, there’s no doubt it was an anti-gay hate crime, according to Equality Texas. “Two women have been murdered because one of … Continue reading

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Police: Austin man killed daughter’s girlfriend, girlfriend’s mother over lesbian relationship

Norma Hurtado Horribly tragic news tonight out of Austin, where authorities say a man killed his daughter’s girlfriend and the girlfriend’s mother because he was upset that his daughter was in a lesbian relationship. The Austin American-Statesman reports: Jose Alfonso … Continue reading

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Anti-gay measures filed in Texas House

Dennis Coleman As deadline looms, Chisum files bill to give AG more time to intervene in same-sex divorce case; Workman files resolution urging Obama to defend DOMA DAVID TAFFET  |  Staff Writer taffet@dallasvoice.com Just before the Texas Legislature’s deadline for … Continue reading

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Rep. Workman loves 10th amendment, except when it protects gays from discrimination

Daniel Williams By DANIEL WILLIAMS | Legislative Queery HCR 110 by Rep. Paul Workman, R-Travis County, expresses the desire of the Texas Legislature for President Barack Obama to defend the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) against court challenges. DOMA … Continue reading

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Another anti-gay measure filed in TX Legislature

Rep. Paul Workman Fortunately, it’s just a meaningless, piece-of-crap concurrent resolution that isn’t worth the piece of paper it’s written on. Rep. Paul Workman, R-Travis County, today filed HCR 110, which would urge President Barack Obama to defend the Defense … Continue reading

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Removal of LGBT references makes anti-bullying bills weaker, but more likely to pass

Daniel Williams DANIEL WILLIAMS | Legislative Queery Instant Tea reported Monday that the reporting requirement proposed by the “big” anti-bullying bills (HB 224, SB 245) will be amended so that the provision that school districts file annual reports on instances … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Texas appeals court upholds gay divorce, rules against AG’s office in Austin case

Angelique Naylor A state appeals court has upheld a divorce that was granted to a lesbian couple in Austin last year, saying Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott lacks standing to appeal the divorce because he intervened in the case too … Continue reading

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