Former Austin City Councilwoman Randi Shade and her wife, Kayla Shell, had a commitment ceremony in 2004 and threw a big party to celebrate. They had a child in 2006, and a second child in 2008…Read More Here.
Rep. Rafael Anchia is crossing off one of the top items on his legislative wish list. The Dallas Democrat has for years pushed to allow a child adopted by same-sex parents to have both parents listed on a supplemental birth certificate…. Read More Here.
Same-sex parents in Texas may have to wait a while before they can get birth certificates for their children, but they are on the way. The state Health Services Department said this week that although it intended to issue the documents to homosexual couples, it must wait for a third-party software update, WFAA in Dallas reports…Read More Here.
The state of Texas’ obstinacy about changing a Conroe man’s death certificate continues to have positive consequences. Last week it led to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and the interim commissioner of the Department of State Health Services, Kirk Cole, being brought up on potential contempt charges…Read More Here.
Texas’ Republican leadership clearly disdains President Obama’s landmark proposal to combat climate change by slashing carbon emissions, and Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced plans to sue over the rules…Read More Here.
AUSTIN — The state will dedicate $4.5 million to the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology to study seismic activity under a supplemental budget bill approved by the House on Thursday.House lawmakers voted 145-1 to give final approval to the supplemental budget, which holds money to address needs in the current state budget, which […]
Back in March, Rep. Cecil Bell Jr. (R-Magnolia) stood in a hallway behind the Texas House chamber and declared he was “very confident” one or more of his four anti-gay marriage bills would become law….Read More Here.
A controversial provision supported by an odd mix of Senate Tea Party members and Democrats and strongly opposed by law enforcement has forced an important gun bill to further negotiations…Read More Here.
The Texas Senate is preparing to consider a bill that could pave the way for a water conveyance project. House Bill (HB) 3298 drew refreshing bipartisan opposition in the House before its passage last week…Read More Here.
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature ethics bill easily cleared the Texas House Wednesday after lawmakers gutted a controversial provision to require consent to record conversations with lawmakers in the Capitol or in their district offices…Read More Here.