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Top court leaves in place Texas ruling questioning gay spousal benefits

Top court leaves in place Texas ruling questioning gay spousal benefits | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Houston's appeal of a lower court ruling that threw into doubt the city's spousal benefits to gay married municipal employees, allowing a case that tests the reach of the landmark 2015 decision legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide to proceed.

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Texas Senate Advances Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Discriminate Against LGBT Parents

Texas Senate Advances Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Discriminate Against LGBT Parents | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
In the midst of what the Governor has called a foster care "crisis" in Texas, state Senators voted to tentatively approve a bill t
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The War On Transgenders Just Got Real In Texas

The War On Transgenders Just Got Real In Texas | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
Texas is predicted to lose big time as local, national and international companies prepare to go to war over a discriminatory Republican-led bill. 
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It is amazing that Republicans still want to legislate what bathroom transgender people can use. On Friday night, the Texas Senate decided to pass a bill forcing transgender people to use the bathroom based on the gender that is listed on their birth certificate. The bill also overturns local non-discrimination ordinances that allow transgenders to use whatever bathroom they want.

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TX Association of Business: Anti-LGBT Laws May Cost Texas $8.5 Billion

TX Association of Business: Anti-LGBT Laws May Cost Texas $8.5 Billion | PinkieB.com | Gay and Lesbian Life | Scoop.it
TAB determined that anti-LGBT legislation would cost Texas roughly 0.5 percent of its gross domestic product, mostly from decreased travel and tourism.
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The Texas economy stands to lose $8.5 billion and 185,000 jobs if anti-LGBT legislation passes in next year’s session, according to an analysis from the Texas Association of Business, the state’s chamber of commerce.

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