Activists worry that new sheriff of Harris County, which includes Houston, will be less responsive than his predecessor to LGBT concerns.
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.
Houston officials will appeal a judge's order blocking the city from offering benefits to employees' same-sex spouses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayor Annise Parker contends a proposed ordinance will still protect trans residents from discrimination.