Articles by Dan Solomon

The Latest On HB2

Nov 1, 2013 By Dan Solomon

Last night, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit granted an emergency motion to stay the injunction against HB2. Here's what that means in non-legalese. 

Here’s What’s Going On With The Abortion Law Ruling Right Now

Oct 29, 2013 By Dan Solomon

HB2, the law that placed severe restrictions on abortion access in Texas, went to court this month—and one important provision was found unconstitutional yesterday. While national outlets reported that the whole bill had been overturned, this isn't true, and the office of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an emergency motion to stay the injunction at two o'clock in the morning.

Dez Bryant’s Sunday Afternoon Meltdown, in GIF Form

Oct 28, 2013 By Dan Solomon

The talented Cowboys receiver made two incredible touchdown catches, blew up at his teammates multiple times on the sidelines, and got called a "spoiled child" on television by Fox announcer Brian Billick in Dallas' last-second loss to the Detroit Lions. It was kind of a mixed-bag of a day for him. 

Can Transgender People Get Married In Texas?

Sep 23, 2013 By Dan Solomon

The ongoing saga of Nikki Araguz—the transgender widow of a deceased firefighter, who's still fighting a legal battle for survivor's benefits—had its most recent appeal hearing this month. Until it's resolved, there will be a lot more questions than answers.

No, English People, It’s Not Illegal To Masturbate In Texas

Sep 22, 2013 By Dan Solomon

The popular mythology of Texas around the world does include some less-than-flattering stereotypes. Some of these perceptions have at least a basis in reality; when Lewis Black took to the streets of New York for a Daily Show called “Fuck You, Texas,” he did so in response to ads run…