Lawyer, attorney general battle it out before the justices in cases that could decide if same-sex couples can dissolve out-of-state unions ANNA WAUGH | News Editor AUSTIN — The legal differences between states that recognize same-sex marriage and those that don’t collided in the Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday. Two same-sex couples who married [...]
Fort Worth senator tells Texas voters she’s ready to be governor, while Joel Burns begins discussions about going after her Senate seat ANNA WAUGH | News Editor HALTOM CITY — State Sen. Wendy Davis finally confirmed Thursday what millions of Texans have hoped and wished for: that she’s running for governor. Amid hundreds of [...]
LGBT civil-rights group hires 2nd attorney in Dallas-based South Central Region as fight for equality shifts to Heartland ANNA WAUGH | News Editor Attorney Paul Castillo isn’t new to the legal fights surrounding civil rights issues, but now he’ll be able to help fight for LGBT equality. Castillo is the new addition to Lambda Legal’s South [...]
The state Supreme Court is scheduled to hear its first LGBT-related cases in recent history, but that’s not necessarily a good thing JOHN WRIGHT | Senior Editor The Internal Revenue Service’s announcement last week that it will recognize all same-sex marriages for tax purposes was hailed as a major victory for LGBT equality. But [...]
We’ll have oh-so-much more on Texas’ big gay divorce cases in Friday’s print edition, but for now we should at least mention that Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Texas have filed a friend-of-the-court brief calling on the state’s high court to grant divorces to two same-sex couples legally married in Massachusetts. The Texas Supreme [...]
In this week’s installment, a bespectacled Doug Magditch looks at gay divorce in Texas, gay marriage in Massachusetts and gay rapper LE1F’s Twitter rant accusing Macklemore and Ryan Lewis of stealing his song. Watch it below.