Houston Couples Still Fighting for Marriage Equality

It has been two years since the U.S. Supreme Court issued the landmark ruling that legalized same-sex marriage. In Texas, however, couples are still fighting for marriage equality, especially couples where one spouse works as a government employee. Having repealed the non-discrimination ordinances in Houston in 2015, there is a great deal of concern over… Read More

Study finds Social and Legal Climate Contributes to Discrimination in Texas

The Williams Institute recently released a report that is startling. According to the report, the social climate and laws in Texas contribute to discrimination and stigma among the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community in society, employment, and even school. At a tedious time for Texas lawmakers currently considering a variety of anti-LGBT bills,… Read More

U.S. Court of Appeals Rules Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit made a landmark en banc decision earlier this month when it declared that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. With this ruling, and rulings in the Second and Eleventh Circuit courts, it has been suggested that… Read More