Equality Texas party platform resolutions call for marriage equality, removal of anti-gay language

Texas Senate conventions are Saturday, and Equality Texas has drafted five resolutions for the Democratic Party and one for the Republican Party to consider.

Equality Texas is encouraging people attending to the conventions to print out and submit the resolutions,

“To ensure that resolutions reach the state convention (June 7-9 for the Democrats) and are adopted, it is important to get as many people as possible to submit the same resolution at each level of the process,” the group writes in an action alert.

Of the five resolutions for the Democratic Party, Equality Texas Deputy Executive Director Chuck Smith said the resolution encouraging nondiscrimination legislation based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression is at the top of the list for moving forward.

“Everyone needs a job and everyone needs to be able to keep a job without being discriminated,” he said.

—  Anna Waugh