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Citing Joan Rivers Death, Rick Perry Backs Abortion Clinic Law

Monday Sep 22, 2014
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday invoked comedian Joan Rivers' death at a surgical clinic while defending a law he signed that would close the majority of abortion facilities in the nation's second-most populous state.

Tea-Bagging Teen Gets Felony Charge for Polluting Pizza

By EDGE | Wednesday Sep 17, 2014
A man in suburban Austin, Texas got more than he ordered when a disgruntled pizza shop worker, angered that an order was called in shortly before closing time, decided to add his scrotum as a surprise topping to a family size stuffed pizza.

Houston Pastors Battle Lesbian Mayor's Gay Rights Ordinance

By Winnie McCroy | Saturday Aug 30, 2014
A group of pastors and congregants seeking a repeal for Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance have taken their case to the highest court in Texas.

Texas Anti-Gay Activist's Wife Left Him for Another Woman

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Aug 13, 2014
A virulently anti-gay pundit found himself alone when his wife left him for another woman, transforming him into the Lone Star State's loneliest loser.

63 Texas GOPs Liken Gay Marriage to Pedophilia, Polygamy & Incest

By EDGE | Thursday Aug 7, 2014
A court brief that links same-sex marriage to incest, polygamy and pedophilia that was signed by 63 Texas GOP lawmakers was filed Monday. It calls upon the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

Gay Man Fired From Texas Christian Children's Home for 'Lifestyle Choices'

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
Casey Stegall, a caretaker for foster kids in Texas, was fired from his job after he introduced some teenage clients to his male fiancé during an outing at a water park on July 4.

Texas AG: Gay Marriage Ban in State's Interest

Tuesday Jul 29, 2014
Attorney General Greg Abbott's office is arguing that the U.S. Constitution allows Texas to ban same-sex marriage to promote the birth of children in "stable, lasting relationships."

Texas Dems Unveil Pro-LGBT Platform: Ban Conversion Therapy

By Bobby McGuire | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
The Texas Democratic Party is putting gay rights front and center this November at the ballot box with a platform that calls for a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors, marriage equality and employment non-discrimination.

Man Arrested for Allegedly Shooting 2 Lesbian Teens in S. Texas

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Jun 23, 2014
Authorities arrested a man Friday whom they believe shot a young lesbian couple nearly two years ago.

Texas GOP Chairman Rejects Party’s Policy on Conversion Therapy

By EDGE | Friday Jun 20, 2014
Rifts continued to form in the Texas Republican Party this week when state GOP chairman Steve Munisteri went on the record rejecting the party’s recently adopted plank language condoning gay conversion therapy.