Hood County Clerk backpedals on marriage license decision

Posted on 01 Jul 2015 at 11:03am

  Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor nash@dallasvoice.com   Hood County Clerk Katie Lang Tuesday night, June 30 that while she, personally, would not issue any marriage licenses to same-sex couples because doing so would violate her religious beliefs, there will be someone in her office to issues those licenses. Lang announced that she was reversing [...]

Smith County ‘folds,’ agrees to issue marriage license to same-sex couples

Posted on 29 Jun 2015 at 7:00am

Smith County Clerk Karen Phillips, who was facing a lawsuit filed by private counsel after refusing to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple, has folded and issued the license, according to lobbyist/activist/former state Rep. Glen Maxey. “Damn it’s hard to find a case this morning to sue their asses,” Maxey wrote on Facebook [...]

UT-Austin extending dental and health coverage to same-sex spouses

Posted on 29 Jun 2015 at 6:45am

The changes go into effect July 1. Employees will have 31 days to enroll.

Local actress, partner are first to get license in Denton County

Posted on 29 Jun 2015 at 6:30am

If Hennen looks familiar to you, there’s a reason. She’s a talented actress in North Texas, who won a Dallas-Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum Award in 2011 for her intoxicating ditzy blonde role in Uptown Players’ Victor/Victoria

Deal or New Deal

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 6:15am

Uptown Players’ impressive ‘The Nance;’ ‘Annie’ percolates with schmaltz ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Dallas audiences are getting a good deal of the New Deal this week — both The Nance (locally produced by Uptown Players at the Kalita) and Annie (a national tour playing at the Winspear) view the 1930s through different [...]

Up & Adam

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 6:00am

Out glam god Adam Lambert — on changing his style, the impending end of ‘Idol’ and what question he won’t answer Stripped of that glossy sheen, those painted nails and the purple mane that he famously flaunted on his 2009 post-American Idol debut, For Your Entertainment, Adam Lambert’s latest album cover isn’t even in color. [...]

Trans leaders look to the battles ahead

Posted on 19 Jun 2015 at 7:00am

From nondiscrimination ordinances and policies, to addressing racism, transgender community still has work to do         DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Today in Texas, a lesbian couple may marry if one of the partners is trans, but a heterosexual couple with a trans partner may not. That’s because Texas only recognizes [...]

Hawk: DA’s LGBT Task Force will continue

Posted on 19 Jun 2015 at 6:45am

District attorney also says she hopes to participate in Dallas Pride events in September   Mathew Shaw  |  Contributing Writer Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk said she plans to ensure cooperation continues between her office and the county’s LGBT communities during her tenure as the county’s top prosecutor. The office’s LGBT Task Force, created [...]

Plumb role

Posted on 19 Jun 2015 at 6:30am

Perpetual middle child Eve Plumb grows up in the racy ‘Love, Loss & What I Wore’ ARNOLD WAYNE JONES   Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com Here’s a story of a lovely lady. Who’s been busy with a career of her own. You know her best as Jan, middle child on the cult sitcom The Brady Bunch as [...]

Viva zapatos!

Posted on 19 Jun 2015 at 6:15am

We’ve taken a shine to El Bolero, a shoo-in for Design District Mexicuisine ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor jones@dallasvoice.com The Spanish word “bolero” has a multitude of meanings, and not all that related to one another. For one, it’s a slow-moving piece of music (exemplified by Maurice Ravel’s fever-dream of a melody, Bolero); it’s [...]