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News from within the borders of Austin in Texas and the fight for equality there. Austin, the state capital and home to the main University of Texas campus, has a reputation for progressive politics evident in previous actions by the council. It has banned antigay discrimination by businesses operating in the city and offered domestic-partner benefits to municipal employees. LGBT rights group Equality Texas had asked the council to take a stand on marriage equality. Because of the large conservative political presence in Texas, advances for LGBT rights can be difficult to achieve.

The couple said they heard someone shout an antigay slur, and then four or five men attacked them.

February 12 2019 2:11 PM

Christian right media sources falsely claim Austin's civil rights ordinance will force churches to hire LGBTQ people.

December 06 2018 6:02 PM

Jen Hatmaker and her husband organized a group of church members to give "free hugs" to LGBTQ paraders in Austin Saturday.

August 14 2018 4:49 PM

Turnout surpassed 40,000 people in the Texas capital, according to police estimates.

January 21 2017 6:42 PM

Students at the University of Texas at Austin made headlines waving dildos on campus, to highlight the absurdity that guns are allowed but sex toys are not. 

August 25 2016 11:33 AM