The election of Dallas mayor and city council today (Saturday, May 9) is overshadowed by the charges leveled against District 1 Councilman Scott Griggs, who ran unopposed for a third term. Griggs has been a steadfast ally of the LGBT community.
More than 100 people gathered at City Hall Plaza in downtown Dallas today (Saturday, May 2) to support Dallas City Councilman Scott Griggs who was charged on Friday with coercion by an elected official, a third degree felony that carries a punishment of 2 to 10 years in the state pen. Attorneys and supporters called the charges “ridiculous” and “trumped-up.”
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings has opted not to place a resolution in support of LGBT equality on the City Council agenda, according to his chief of staff, Paula Blackmon. On Tuesday, Councilwoman Delia Jasso withdrew her previous...
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings told The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday that thinks a proposed City Council resolution backing marriage equality and LGBT employment protections is “a misuse of City Council time.”
Stonewall Democrats holds candidate screenings on March 9 at Resource Center Dallas. Everyone is invited to attend the screening sessions, but only those who have been members of the organization for 30 days may vote on the endorsements.