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Texas

BREAKING NEWS
The Fight for LGBT Equality in Texas

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In a historic 5-4 ruling on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States found bans on marriage equality unconstitutional—and that the fundamental right to marriage is a fundamental right for all. Learn more about the landmark decision here.

Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBT equality in Texas alongside state and local groups and lawmakers. For more than 30 years, HRC has played a pivotal role in advancing LGBT equality in the Lone Star State. Learn more about HRC's work by clicking here.

 

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HOW THIS STATE RATES ON THE ISSUES

HOUSING LAWS

This state does not support

State does not prohibit housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

SECOND PARENT ADOPTION

This state does support

Second-parent or step-parent adoption is an option for same-sex couples statewide.

JOINT ADOPTION

This state does not support

Joint adoption is an option for same-sex couples statewide.

EMPLOYMENT LAWS

This state does not support

State does not prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

This state does not support

State does not issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

MARRIAGE PROHIBITIONS

This state does support

State has a constitutional amendment restricting marriage to one man and one woman.

HATE CRIMES LAWS

State partially supports

State has a law that addresses hate or bias crimes based on sexual orientation only.

PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS LAWS

This state does not support

State does not prohibit discrimination in public accommodations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

ANTI-BULLYING LAWS

This state does not support

State does not have a law that addresses harassment and/or bullying of students based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

SCHOOL LAWS

This state does not support

State does not have a law that addresses discrimination against students based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

TRANSGENDER HEALTHCARE

This state does not support

State has neither a ban on insurance exclusions for transgender healthcare nor does it provide transgender-inclusive health benefits to state employees.

GENDER MARKER CHANGE

This state does not support

State has no laws or policies that facilitate gender marker change on driver’s licenses or birth certificates.