TEXANS: Contact Governor Abbott and ask him to veto the discriminatory HB 3859 and SB 2078 -- two pieces of legislation that are abhorent, targeting transgender youth and youth in foster care. Learn more about HB3859 here and SB 2078 here.
Advocates are especially concerned with the threats posed by lawmakers in the Lone Star State. It is clear the Texas Legislature expects to take up religious refusal bills, anti-transgender legislation, and other discriminatory proposals. It will take the full force of the LGBTQ movement, the citizens of Texas, business and civic leaders, and other stakeholders to ensure Texas does not pass anti-LGBTQ laws this session.
HRC has seven field organizers and four offices across Texas who work to mobilize opposition to any anti-LGBTQ legislation.
HRC continues to work alongside Equality Texas, ACLU of Texas, Texas Freedom Network, the Transgender Education Network of Texas and others on the ground to battle against dangerous or harmful bills that attack the dignity of LGBTQ Texans. As a coalition, we will stand together; we will support and comfort one another; and we will continue to work together until we defeat every bill this session that discriminates against LGBTQ Texans.
More Information About HRC's Work in Texas
- Fact vs. fiction on anti-transgender legislation
- Letter to Speaker Straus on child welfare in adoption and foster care
- Letter from national child welfare organizations opposting the discriminatory HB3859
Do you live in Texas? Get involved: hrc.im/TXvolunteer
Human Rights Campaign fights for LGBTQ equality in Texas alongside state and local groups and lawmakers. For more than 30 years, HRC has played a pivotal role in advancing LGBTQ equality in the Lone Star State. Learn more about HRC's work by clicking here.
The existing patchwork of legal protections for LGBTQ people in the United States leaves millions subject to uncertainty and potential discrimination. That’s why the Human Rights Campaign is continuing the fight on the local, state and federal levels for full LGBTQ equality.
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