Analysis: Marriage equality ruling focuses on ‘liberty,’ dissenters contradict their earlier decisions

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 7:00am

Lisa Keen  |  Keen News Service The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 decision, in Obergefell v Hodges, striking down state bans on same-sex marriage has been touted as “probably the strongest manifesto in favor of marriage.” And it has been pilloried as “a threat to American democracy.” It has energized celebrations at LGBT Pride [...]

Religious objections vs legal duties

Posted on 03 Jul 2015 at 6:45am

Some county clerks across Texas relied on AG’s opinion to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Most changed their minds when the lawsuits started   DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Obergefell v Hodges, upholding marriage equality nationwide, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued [...]

Hood County Clerk backpedals on marriage license decision

Posted on 01 Jul 2015 at 11:03am

  Tammye Nash  |  Managing Editor   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 [...]

D DAY: Events planned for marriage equality Decision Day

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 11:25am

You can get married! But now where do you go? Here’s a bunch of listings across Texas and elsewhere.

Getting a marriage license, and married, in Texas

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 8:10am

James Russell  |  Staff Writer For same-sex couples, getting married is, unfortunately, easier said than done — at least in Texas, where uncertainty looms among the officials responsible for issuing marriage licenses. So far, county clerks in both Dallas and Tarrant counties have said they would issue licenses to same-sex couples if the Supreme Court [...]

Bell County holds first-ever LGBT PrideBell County holds first-ever LGBT Pride

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 8:05am

  Deborah Moncrief Bell  |  Contributing Writer While larger Texas cities have long enjoyed large gatherings and parades celebrating “Pride Month,” the tiny central Texas town of Belton hosted the first-ever Pride event in Bell County on Saturday, June 20. Although Pride events for LGBT servicemembers have been held at Fort Hood Military Base, which [...]

Profiles in Pride: Darrius Phillips Stepping out of the shadows

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 8:00am

Darrius Phillips hopes to be a role model for other young trans men DAVID TAFFET  |  Senior Staff Writer By the age of seven, even though assigned a female gender at birth, Darrius Phillips knew he was a boy. But he had no one to talk to about his gender, which made it even more [...]

Pride alternative

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 7:55am

Queerbomb parties with Pride, but also stresses the need for activism to continue   James Russell  |  Staff Writer Queerbomb, by its very nature, is many things to many people. Depending on whom you ask, including folks from Austin to Dallas, it’s a nod to the radical roots of the struggle for LGBT equality, or [...]

Pet of the week • 06-26-15

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 7:45am

My name is Sergio and I can’t tell you how happy I am that you’ve found me, because I know that if you’re reading this then you must be looking for that purr-fect fur-ever love, and I’m just the guy to provide it. I can light up your life with kittenish chaos and unbridled devotion. [...]

The Gay Agenda • 06-26-15

Posted on 26 Jun 2015 at 7:40am

Have an event coming up? E-mail your information to staff writer James Russell at by Thursday at 10 a.m. for that week’s issue. JUNE • Weekly: Lambda Weekly every Sunday at 1 p.m. on 89.3 KNON-FM. This week’s guest is Lambda Legal Community Educator Omar Narvaez; United Black Ellument hosts discussion on HIV/AIDS in [...]