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Texas Trans Teacher Triumphs, May Teach Teens

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Apr 11, 2014
After being suspended by Lumberton Intermediary School in Texas, transgender teacher Laura Jane Klug was returned to the roster of substitute teachers

Texas Montessori School Rejects Toddler with Two Moms

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Mar 28, 2014
A Tarrant County, Texas, Montessori school turned away a toddler this week because he has two moms.

Austin Hate Crime Victim Gets New Smile, Thanks to Local Dentist

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 6, 2014
An Austin man who was attacked during Gay Pride Weekend in October 2012 is smiling now, after a local dentist fixed his teeth.

After Primary Victory, Texas’ Davis Faces Big Odds

By Paul J Weber | Thursday Mar 6, 2014
After her easy victory in the Texas Democratic primary, Wendy Davis, one of the brightest stars of the 2014 campaign, is now embarking on her mission to win the governor’s office and revive her party’s fortunes in the heart of conservative America.

Eyes on GOP as Texas Holds Nation’s 1st Primary

By Paul J. Weber | Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
Texas is holding the nation’s first primary election Tuesday with a political free-for-all in Republican races that could push the state further right, though Democrats are calling it the next big battleground on the electoral map.

Gay Marriage Fight Pits Texas AG vs. Gay Friend

By Paul J. Weber | Saturday Mar 1, 2014
When Greg Abbott was paralyzed by a fallen tree in 1984, Mark Phariss flew 500 miles to his friend’s bedside. They were law school pals who swapped stories over dinner, job leads and airport rides, and they still exchange Christmas cards today.

Texas AG Promises Appeal to Gay Marriage Ruling

By Chris Tomlinson | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s office was working on an appeal Thursday of a federal judge’s decision to lift the state’s ban on gay marriage.

GOP’s Cruz, Perry React to Gay Marriage Ruling

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Feb 27, 2014
In unsurprising fashion, two of Texas’ most prominent members of the Republican Party issued statements following a federal judge’s ruling Wednesday, who said that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Gay Marriage Ban

By Chris Tomlinson | Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
A federal judge has struck down Texas’ ban on gay marriage, but is leaving it in place pending a ruling by an appeals court later this year.

Two Texas Judges Offer Gay Commitment Ceremonies

Sunday Feb 16, 2014
An offer by two Texas judges to officiate same-sex "commitment" ceremonies at an Austin courthouse on Valentine’s Day has sparked the anger of GOP politicians who noted the Lone Star State doesn’t recognize gay marriage.