Tag: state rep

The Tea Party turns again to dirty tricks

Waxahachie Republican comes under fire from potential opponents over vote for anti-bullying bill and his connection with fundraiser for anti-bullying foundation TEA PARTY TARGET | Waxahachie Republican state Rep. Jim Pitts,...

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Coleman introduces ‘Asher’s Law’

Asher Brown, left, and Rep. Garnet Coleman Today as LGBT citizens from around the state converged on Austin to lobby lawmakers on LGBT issues, state Rep. Garnet Coleman, a Democrat from Houston, introduced “Asher’s...

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Marriage equality battles ramping up across U.S.

N.H. Republicans working to repeal marriage law; other states offer mixed bag in legislative actions DANA RUDOLPH | Keen News Service lisakeen@mac.com Two New Hampshire legislators have recently introduced bills to repeal that...

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Super anti-bullying rally set

Long before the spate of bullying-related suicides that made headlines last fall, an organization called The Bully Suicide Project was working to shed light on the issue. Now, the program hopes to capitalize on the excitement...

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A Texas-sized legislative closet

As another legislative session gets under way in Austin, GayPolitics.com reports today that Texas is now one of only 18 states with no openly LGBT state lawmakers. California and Maryland are tied for the most openly LGBT...

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Is Wyoming the next gay marriage battleground?

State Rep. Cathy Connolly In the state-by-state march toward marriage equality, four states have been on the radar for possible legalization of same-sex marriage this year. This week, a fifth state became a new possibility....

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Texas legislator seeks ban on Sharia law

State Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler This just in from the Twitters: Looks like right-wing State Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, has filed a proposed constitutional amendment that would bar state courts from enforcing, considering or...

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Gay intern credited with saving Giffords’ life

Daniel Hernandez Jr. is shown accompanying his boss, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, to an ambulance after she was shot on Saturday. (Associated Press) Daniel Hernandez Jr., a 20-year-old University of Arizona student who’d been...

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