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Texas’ hate crimes law still largely unused

Nearly five years ago, shortly after joining the Voice, I wrote this in-depth story about how Texas’ hate crimes statute is rarely used by prosecutors. This weekend, the Austin American-Statesman reported that little has...

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Perry can’t recall sodomy ruling

In his latest gaffe, Texas Gov. Rick Perry drew a blank today when asked about Lawrence v. Texas — the landmark case overturning the state’s sodomy law — during a campaign stop in Iowa. ABC News reports: A voter at a meet...

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MAP: The fastest-growing gay counties in Texas

The Austin-American Statesman put together the below map for a story that ran this weekend about recently released 2010 Census data on same-sex couples. The story notes that Travis County’s percentage of same-sex couple...

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Beloved, gay UT professor retires after 39 years

Guy Howard Miller Guy Howard Miller taught history and religious studies since 1971 JOSHUNDA SANDERS  |  Austin American-Statesman (via the Associated Press) AUSTIN — Anyone looking for “an exhibit of Jesus pop culture...

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Texas GOP leaders consider call to pardon DeLay

Former Congressman Tom DeLay high-fives staff members outside his Washington, D.C. office back in April 2006 — before he was convicted on felony money laundering charges A week ago, on Friday, Nov. 6, John Wright posted this...

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