The march of progress continues on to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Say what you will about her position, Joyce Lewis-Kugle displayed the courage of her conviction.
Houston Dash players married two recent headlines: women’s soccer and same-sex marriage.
Straight couples were forced to wait for licenses, Texas’s attorney general captured the world’s attention, and a lot of gay couples got married.
If you live in Texas and saw a newspaper Saturday, you know what happened ...
The implications of the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling for the country are sweeping, but in Texas right now, there are still questions that need answering.
They’re in a thankless position in the Lege these days.
More than twenty anti-LGBT bills have been filed this session, but these legislative efforts are facing some unlikely opposition.
As U.S. Senator Ted Cruz launches a presidential big, will he have to explain his gay marriage money to social conservatives?
As Texas U.S. Senator Ted Cruz launches a presidential campaign, he may have to explain how he started his political career with $260,000 in donations from gay marriage supporters.
If social conservatives want to stop gay marriage, they need to come up with something, and soon.
What started as a small wedding ceremony outside a Travis County office resulted in a political storm that left the couple, and the rest of the state, confused.
Using a judicial side-step, two woman in Travis County have become the first couple to have a legally recognized same-sex marriage. But the Texas Supreme Court put the marriage on hold.
In a 5-4 ruling on June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry across the country. Here is the story of two women who fought for that historic decision in Texas—and helped to make it a reality.
The famously conservative court surprises everyone by signaling it might overturn the ban.
With the Supreme Court’s decision, Texas has never been closer to recognizing same-sex marriage.
Wouldn’t it be nice if Texas were to catch up to the modern world, for once? I’m addressing the issue of same-sex marriage here. What’s the use of fighting for a policy that without question violates the Fourteenth Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection of the laws? In fairness to Greg…
Weddings are expensive, y'all.
Two controversial topics were taken up on the first day of the LBJ Presidential Library's Civil Rights Summit.
Ted Cruz should know better than to lambast federal judges for being unelected
Here is part of the text of the ruling issued by federal district judge Orlando Garcia in San Antonio earlier today: “Today’s court decision is not made in defiance of the great people of Texas or the Texas Legislature, but in compliance with the U.S. Constitution and Supreme Court…
San Antonio District Court judge Orlando Garcia wrote: “This Court holds that Texas' prohibition on same-sex marriage conflicts with the United States Constitution's guarantees of equal protection and due process.”
Five months ago, many of Mark Phariss's co-workers didn't know he was gay. Today, he's part of a lawsuit that could change Texas.
Two couples are suing in federal court to overturn the gay marriage ban in Texas, while two others are taking to the state's Supreme Court for the state to grant them a divorce. Between the four cases, the ban on gay marriage in Texas could meet its end.
A new UT study says that children of gay parents fare worse than their straight-parented counterparts, igniting a firestorm of backlash.
Social values came under question at a Senate campaign forum when GOP candidates Ted Cruz and Craig James criticized former Dallas mayor Tom Leppert for attending Dallas pride parades.
Governor Rick Perry’s comments about gay adoption Saturday also offered a glimpse at the way Twitter has become a fact-checking forum, and for some reporters, a place to start their first drafts.
The Menil removed "The Art Guys Marry a Plant," a controversial performance piece, from its collection, a move that is stirring up Houston's art scene once again.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to hear two cases involving same-sex marriage could provide yet another indication of how isolated Texas politics has become from the national mainstream. As James Carville pointed out on ABC’s “This Week” yesterday, Americans’ opinions on same-sex marriage have changed with astonishing rapidity—but…
Play about two male penguins raising a chick not allowed in the district's elementary schools.
Austin's city council unanimously passed a resolution supporting marriage equality Thursday morning.
Houston's openly gay mayor had previously said Obama's views on gay marriage needed to "evolve" more quickly.
One of the skills that has kept Rick Perry in power is that he has a knack for knowing where his constituency stands on most issues. But his instincts failed him when he comingled states-rights with gay marriage. I'm referring, of course, to Perry's statement to the Family Research Council, a Christian advocacy group, that New York's approval of same-sex marriages was "fine with me." This will probably turn out to be a minor bobble in Perry's pursuit of the presidency, but it is definitely a bobble. It looks as if Perry hasn't yet figured out who his constituency is, for a presidential race. Talking states rights works great for a Texas constituency that Perry has kept stirred up with his repeated confrontations with the federal government over EPA interference, lack of border security, immigration, and health care, but it isn't going to play well in the states that were on the winning side in the Civil War. Do Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York care about the Tenth Amendment? Taking the country as a whole, millions more are concerned about gay marriage than states rights. If Perry is going to have a successful race for the presidency, one of the first things he is going to have to come to grips with is that the rest of the country (outside the South, at least) doesn't think like Texas does and isn't as conservative as Texas is. That is certainly true when it comes to states' rights, and also for gay marriage. Perry tried to undo his flip-flop in an interview that the Family Research Council posted on its Web site, stating (as he often has) his opposition to gay marriage and his support for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution limiting marriage to one man and one woman (an issue that was a favorite of Karl Rove's during the Bush years).