WATCH: Televangelist Likens LGBT Equality Supporters to ISIS 'Thugs'
November 19 2014 4:24 PM ET

WATCH: Televangelist Likens LGBT Equality Supporters to ISIS 'Thugs'

Stevie St. John

The son of televangelist Jimmy Swaggart says that if they could, advocates for LGBT equality would chop off heads in an effort to "shut the Bible out" in a perceived "war" against Christianity. 

Judge Blocks Houston Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses, City Fights Back
November 07 2014 3:30 PM ET

Judge Blocks Houston Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses, City Fights Back

Trudy Ring

Houston officials will appeal a judge's order blocking the city from offering benefits to employees' same-sex spouses.

WATCH: 6 Outrageous Quotes From I Stand Sunday
November 03 2014 6:09 PM ET

WATCH: 6 Outrageous Quotes From I Stand Sunday

Stevie St. John

At the I Stand Sunday rally in Houston, opponents of an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance portrayed themselves as victims of dictators and evildoers — and Phil Robertson promised he wouldn't use the women's restroom.

11 Most Shocking Tweets From #IStandSunday
November 03 2014 5:44 PM ET

11 Most Shocking Tweets From #IStandSunday

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Sunday's antigay rally in Houston tried to promote its agenda using #IStandSunday, but LGBT activists had other intentions for the hashtag.

Houston Mayor Withdraws Subpoenas Issued to Antigay Pastors
October 30 2014 7:25 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 2:05 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 12:55 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 3:15 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 3:49 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 12:36 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 8:05 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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