Austin

News from within the borders of Austin in Texas and the fight for equality there. Austin, the state capital and home to the main University of Texas campus, has a reputation for progressive politics evident in previous actions by the council. It has banned antigay discrimination by businesses operating in the city and offered domestic-partner benefits to municipal employees. LGBT rights group Equality Texas had asked the council to take a stand on marriage equality. Because of the large conservative political presence in Texas, advances for LGBT rights can be difficult to achieve.

Students at the University of Texas at Austin made headlines waving dildos on campus, to highlight the absurdity that guns are allowed but sex toys are not. 

August 25 2016 11:33 AM

Due to Airbnb's antidiscrimination policy, the host will no longer be able to list accommodations with the company.

July 07 2016 4:07 PM

An Austin gay man claims the word "fag" was written on a cake he ordered from the store's bakery. 

April 19 2016 9:24 AM

The leader of Texas Values, whose wife famously left him for another woman, has his hand out again, this time to spread the news about an antigay law that's already been enacted.

August 29 2015 7:00 AM

The state's highest court is also expected to examine whether Texas's constitutional amendment prohibiting marriage equality violates the U.S. Constitution.

August 26 2013 3:17 PM
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