Houston Mayor Withdraws Subpoenas Issued to Antigay Pastors
October 30 2014 8:25 PM ET

Houston Mayor Withdraws Subpoenas Issued to Antigay Pastors

Trudy Ring

The subpoenas have drawn much wrath from the right, but Mayor Annise Parker said she was not giving in to critics but serving the best interest of Houston.

WATCH: Houston Couple Kicked Out of Cab for Kissing
October 15 2014 3:05 PM ET

WATCH: Houston Couple Kicked Out of Cab for Kissing

Sunnivie Brydum

A gay couple in Houston says a local cabbie told them they were going to hell before leaving them on the side of the road.

Houston Passes LGBT-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Ordinance
May 29 2014 1:55 AM ET

Houston Votes to Ban Discrimination

Trudy Ring

After nine hours of testimony, the Houston City Council adopted the measure by a vote of 11-6.

ExxonMobil Nixes Antidiscrimination Policy, While New Report Documents Widespread Bias
May 28 2014 4:15 PM ET

Report: LGBT Employees Still Face Widespread Bias

Trudy Ring

Meanwhile, ExxonMobil's refusal to enact nondiscrimination protections demonstrates the need for a presidential order banning anti-LGBT discrimination by federal contractors, say the authors of a new report on workplace bias.

Houston Delays LGBT Rights Vote, Removes Restroom Access Provision
May 16 2014 4:49 PM ET

Houston Delays LGBT Rights Vote, Removes Restroom Access Provision

Trudy Ring

Mayor Annise Parker contends a proposed ordinance will still protect trans residents from discrimination.

Houston Mayor Introduces Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Ordinance
April 22 2014 1:36 PM ET

Houston Mayor Introduces LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinance

Parker Marie Molloy

The country's largest city without an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance looks to change that with a new draft policy, proposed by the city's first LGBT mayor.

Houston Offers Benefits to Employees' Same-Sex Spouses
November 21 2013 9:05 PM ET

Houston Offers Benefits to Employees' Same-Sex Spouses

Trudy Ring

Mayor Annise Parker says this is the constitutional and right thing to do; meanwhile, Houston's county takes steps to protect LGBT prisoners.

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