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Texas Governor Rick Perry Compares Homosexuality To Alcoholism

The Texas Republican Convention recently endorsed in its platform so-called “gay reparative therapy,” widely considered to be junk science by the medical community. While speaking in San Francisco last night,…

Jessica Wakeman | June 12, 2014 - 1:30 pm

“Abortion Barbie” Posters Greet Texas Gubernatorial Candidate Wendy Davis In Los Angeles

Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis flew to Los Angeles this week for a campaign fundraiser and was welcomed with warm temperatures, the promise of In-N-Out and, oh yeah, these “Abortion…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 23, 2014 - 3:00 pm

RIP Society: Texas Teacher Gave 15-Year-Old Student A Lap Dance For His Birthday

Birthday celebrations sure have changed since I was a kid: a middle school teacher in Texas has been arrested for performing a lap dance for her 15-year-old student on his…

Jessica Wakeman | April 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm

When Willie Nelson Met Wendy Davis

This photo of country singer Willie Nelson and Texas Democratic rabble-rouser Wendy Davis fills me with patriotism. Two of my favorite Americans standing side by side, united by a love…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 28, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Texas Father James Cosby Investigated In Murder Of Lesbian Daughter & Her Girlfriend

A week ago today, police in Galveston County, Texas, found the bodies of two young Black lesbians. Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby, both 24, had both been murdered and police suspected…

Jessica Wakeman | March 14, 2014 - 2:30 pm

Black Lesbian Couple Murdered In Texas

A Black lesbian couple was murdered in Galveston County, Texas. The bodies of Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby, both 24, were found on Friday. The women had lived together…

Jessica Wakeman | March 10, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Same-Sex Marriage Ban Struck Down In Texas

In 2005, Texas voters approved an amendment to the Texas constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman. Today, a  federal judge has struck down a ban…

Jessica Wakeman | February 26, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Texas Court Forces Hospital To Take Brain Dead Pregnant Woman Off Life Support

A shameful, sad and gruesome chapter in Texas’ history is finally over: a judge ordered a Fort Worth hospital to remove Marlise Munoz from life support.

Munoz, who…

Jessica Wakeman | January 27, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Family Of Brain Dead Pregnant Woman Being Kept Alive By Texas Hospital Goes To Court

Yesterday, the family of Marlise Munoz filed an emergency motion against the Texas hospital asking them to take her off life support so they can bury her body. Thirty-three-year-old Marlise,…

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Sarah Silverman & Zach Galifianakis Raise $20,000 For The Texas Abortion Fund

Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, Retta, Jen Kirkman and others raised around $20,000 at a comedy show on Sunday night called “A Night Of A Thousand Vaginas” to benefit the…

Jessica Wakeman | January 21, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Texas Husband Sues Hospital To Take Brain Dead Pregnant Wife Off Life Support

The husband of Marlise Munoz, a braindead woman in Texas who allegedly suffered a blood clot in her lungs, is suing the hospital where she is being kept on…

Jessica Wakeman | January 14, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Texas Hospital Is Forcing Brain Dead Pregnant Woman To Stay Alive, Against Her And Her Family’s Wishes

At 14 weeks pregnant, Marlise Munoz of Texas suffered what appeared to be a pulmonary embolism (blood clot) in her lungs and collapsed on the kitchen floor. She lay there…

Jessica Wakeman | January 8, 2014 - 12:20 pm

Teen Accused Of “Public Lewdness,” Kicked Out Of School For Reporting Rape

An East Texas high school student was thrown out of her school after she reported a rape inside the band room from a fellow student. Officials shuttled them both…

Jessica Wakeman | December 23, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Texas Religious Right Now Basically Advocates Kidnapping Women Who Seek Abortions

Fund Texas Women, a nonprofit that helps support women who seek abortions, has warned that anti-choicers are encouraging members of Christian groups in Texas — where abortion rights have just

Jessica Wakeman | November 11, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Wendy Davis Redefines “Pro-Life,” Enrages Anti-Choice Conservatives

“I am pro-life. I care about the life of every child: every child that goes to bed hungry, every child that goes to bed without a proper education, every child that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 8, 2013 - 11:20 am

Appeals Court Allows Texas Anti-Abortion Law To Go Into Effect

Earlier this week, a federal judge ruled that parts of a new anti-abortion law in Texas were unconstitutional and could not go into effect on Tuesday.  That part of the

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2013 - 11:20 am

Texas AG Calls For Repeal Of Abortion Court Decision

Like clockwork, a Texas Attorney General has asked an appeals court to reinstate the part of a new anti-abortion law which was ruled unconstitutional just yesterday. I’m shocked, shocked!

Jessica Wakeman | October 29, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Significant Part Of Texas Abortion Law Is Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Rules

Parts of a new anti-abortion law in Texas are unconstitutional and will not go into effect, a federal judge has ruled. The laws, expected to be enacted on Tuesday,…

Jessica Wakeman | October 28, 2013 - 7:30 pm

8 Other Things We’d Like Wendy Davis To Be In Charge Of (In Addition To Texas)

Wooohoooo! Texas state senator/filibustering superstar/feminist icon Wendy Davis officially announced that she is running for governor of the Lone Star State yesterday. We’re so thrilled for Texas to potentially have…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 4, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Senator Wendy Davis Announces Run For Texas Governor

Hellllll yeah! Senator Wendy Davis — you know, of Texas filibuster fame — has officially announced she is running for Governor of Texas. [CBS]
While I’m not a…

Jessica Wakeman | October 3, 2013 - 7:30 pm
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