The architect of a massive effort to challenge a pro-LGBT ruling by the Supreme Court has also offered to be shot.
Activists worry that new sheriff of Harris County, which includes Houston, will be less responsive than his predecessor to LGBT concerns.
The head of an oil company stands accused of knocking a man unconscious after referring to him with an antigay slur.
Same-sex marriages already are prohibited by the Texas Constitution. But senators say they wanted to make a point by voting to ban gay marriage. Again.
The bill, considered by some to be unnecessary, received tentative approval in the Texas House today.