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Texas Republicans, Defiant as Always
As America endures the Independence Day meat hangover, consider the First Amendment's defense of free speech. However, there is no right to be heard. Over the last few weeks, it's become blindingly clear: whether you're in the press or on the Supreme Court of the United States, Texas Republican leaders are defiantly deaf to you.

9:00AM Sun. Jul. 5, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Texas AG Faces Ethics Complaint
As if Attorney General Ken Paxton didn't have enough troubles with a potential felony indictment, now he'll be fighting off an ethics complaint over his opinion on same-sex marriage.

1:35PM Fri. Jul. 3, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Republicans Versus "Government Marriage"
Remember when Republicans kept saying marriage equality would wreck marriage? Seems the real danger is the GOP, since Rep. David Simpson, R-Longview, thinks we just should get rid of the institution altogether.

4:45PM Mon. Jun. 29, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SCOTUS Stops HB 2 – For Now
The U.S. Supreme Court has prevented the final part of Texas abortion law, House Bill 2, from taking effect. The rule would have shuttered all but an estimated eight clinics in the state.

3:10PM Mon. Jun. 29, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

News Roundup: Love and Lawmakers
In this week's News Roundup, Greg Abbott and his not-so-merry men call for a protection of "religious objectors" (i.e. conservative government officials); a Council member comes out on Facebook regarding his feelings on homosexuality; Council clears the table; and more.

8:30AM Mon. Jun. 29, the News Staff Read More | Comment »

The Zimmerman Rules
While most Austinites saw their social media feeds bubble with celebration and rainbows on Friday, following the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, not everybody was in a festive mood. Take District 6 Council Member Don Zimmerman … please!

1:00PM Sat. Jun. 27, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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Travis County Celebrates Marriage Equality
Staring in disbelief at their brand-new marriage license, Austin couple Marti Bier and Sanaz Faili have much to celebrate. After 14 years and two children, their love is now legally recognized by Texas – a state notoriously hostile to gay rights.

10:08PM Fri. Jun. 26, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Supreme Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled same-sex marriage constitutional, allowing marriage equality in all 50 states.

10:00AM Fri. Jun. 26, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Pressley to be Sanctioned by Judge
Visiting Judge Dan Mills said Thursday that defeated City Council candidate Laura Pressley and one of her attorneys, David Rogers, should pay sanctions for baseless claims in the election contest lawsuit filed against City Council Member Greg Casar. Mills estimated $93,000, but will refine those charges or could add penalties in a formal order.

2:00PM Thu. Jun. 25, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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The Zimmerman Rules D6 Council Member Compares Gays to Pedophiles
Public Notice: In Defense of Pedophilia CM Don Zimmerman embarks on a new crusade
The Graceful Dead Almost 50 years of Jerry Garcia worship comes full circle
Republicans Versus "Government Marriage" Ambitious GOPer calls for marriage-ending special session