Texas AG Is Latest to Claim Antigay Marriage Laws Protect Children
July 30 2014 3:46 PM ET

Texas AG Is Latest to Claim Antigay Marriage Laws Protect Children

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has asked a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court ruling that struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional.

Minister Dies by Self-Immolation in Protest of Homophobia, Other Injustices
July 14 2014 4:58 PM ET

Texas Minister Burns Self to Death to Protest Homophobia

Trudy Ring

Retired Texas Methodist clergyman Charles Moore set himself aflame in a public parking lot last month.

Texas Restaurant Worker Gets Gay-Supportive Fist Bump From Obama
July 13 2014 4:25 AM ET

Texas Restaurant Worker Gets Gay-Supportive Fist Bump From Obama

Trudy Ring

After shouting 'Equal rights for gay people!' the employee got a gesture of solidarity from the president.

Texas Lingerie Store Caught Off-Guard by Trans Customer
July 02 2014 6:38 PM ET

Texas Lingerie Store Caught Off-Guard by Trans Customer

Parker Marie Molloy

A lingerie store in Austin found itself without appropriate policies in place to accommodate transgender patron, but has now committed to updating the shop's policies.

Texas Gay Dems: #WeDontNeedFixin
July 01 2014 4:03 PM ET

Texas Gay Dems: #WeDontNeedFixin

Trudy Ring

The state Democratic platform responds strongly to Texas Republicans' endorsement of 'ex-gay' therapy.

WATCH: Rick Perry Knows He 'Stepped in It' With Gay, Alcoholic Comparison
June 20 2014 3:00 PM ET

WATCH: Rick Perry Knows He 'Stepped In It'

Sunnivie Brydum

After the Texas governor made national headlines for claiming one can be genetically predisposed to homosexuality, like alcoholism, he's been scrambling to walk back the statement.

WATCH: Judge Says Gay Dads Can't Adopt, Be Listed on Birth Certificate
June 18 2014 4:04 PM ET

WATCH: Gay Dads Can't Be Listed on Son's Birth Certificates

Jorge Rodriguez-Jimenez

A Texas judge has denied Jason Hanna and Joe Riggs the chance to adopt each other's child and the right to have their names on the birth certificates of each.

WATCH: Jon Stewart Smacks Down Reparative Therapy Proponents
June 18 2014 1:47 PM ET

WATCH: Jon Stewart Smacks Down Ex-Gay Proponents

Rebecca Juro

The Comedy Central host pulls no punches on the flawed logic of the antigay right.

Perry Now 'Defers to Scientists' on Ex-Gay Therapy
June 17 2014 3:14 PM ET

Perry Now 'Defers to Scientists' on Ex-Gay Therapy

Michelle Garcia

CNBC's Joe Kernen confronted Rick Perry about his comparison between homosexuality and alcoholism, but the Texas governor still stands by his beliefs.

'Ex-Gay' Activist: Food Replaced 'Sexual Sin'
June 17 2014 5:00 AM ET

'Ex-Gay' Activist: Food Replaced 'Sexual Sin'

Trudy Ring

So says Jeremy Schwab, the man who takes responsibility for a key plank in the Texas Republican Party platform.

WATCH: Rick Perry Says Gays Were Born This Way — Like Alcoholics
June 12 2014 12:33 PM ET

Rick Perry Says Gays Were Born This Way — Like Alcoholics

Sunnivie Brydum

It's the latest in an ongoing string of problematic comparisons made by the conservative Texas governor regarding gay and lesbian people.

Texas GOP Adopts 'Vile' 'Ex-Gay' Platform
June 09 2014 2:58 PM ET

Texas GOP Adopts 'Vile' 'Ex-Gay' Platform

Sunnivie Brydum

The Texas Republican Party's official platform, adopted Saturday, endorses so-called reparative therapy and says family should not be 'redefined to include homosexual couples.'

Transphobic Houston Pastor Embroiled in Harassment Accusations
June 06 2014 5:52 PM ET

Transphobic Houston Pastor Embroiled in Harassment Accusations

Parker Marie Molloy

A Houston pastor who warned about transgender people as sexual predators has been accused of being a sexual predator himself.

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