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Jay Morris

Human Rights

Church Groups In San Antonio Fail To Put Non-Discrimination Ordinance On The Ballot

by Jay Morris ● 7:09 PM October 15, 2013
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Church groups in San Antonio have failed to put a non-discrimination statute — made famous by Elis Chan — before the voters, meaning equality in the Texas town is a little bit safer today.

Discrimination

Texas City Councilman’s Campaign Using Intimidation To Silence LGBT Voices

by Jay Morris ● 12:15 PM June 7, 2013
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San Antonio, Texas City Councilman David Medina refuses to listen to his LGBT constituents, but his campaign has resorted to dangerous intimidation to silence them.

Discrimination

2012 DNC Keynote Speaker Mayor Julián Castro Rattles Community By Endorsing Anti-LGBT Councilman

by Jay Morris ● 7:38 PM April 3, 2013
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Hero of the 2012 DNC Convention, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro has rattled the LGBT community by endorsing a “strident homophobe” and ignoring the need for an LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance.

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From The Corpus Christi Bayfront To The Capital, Texas Has A Marriage Movement In It

by Jay Morris ● 5:24 PM March 7, 2013
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On Valentine’s Day, HB 1300 was introduced. If passed, it would amend relevant provisions of the Texas Family Code to remove references to “husband and wife” in exchange for “spouse,” — providing for same-sex marriage.

Education

Catholic University In Texas Revises Student Handbook To Protect LGBT Persons

by Jay Morris ● 1:02 PM February 6, 2013
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Our Lady of the Lake University, a private Catholic university, just approved a Gay/Straight Alliance thanks to the work of Cynthia Squiabro-Kee and her friends.

Discrimination

Fight Or Flight: Gay Texas Couple’s Home Vandalized with Death Threat

by Jay Morris ● 3:08 PM October 6, 2012
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On Monday, October 1, Joshua Harrison and Jeremy Jeffers woke to find an ominous message spray painted outside of their home in Clarendon, Texas, “Leave or Die Fags.”

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Student Group Struggles To Overcome Lost Benefit After Massive Failure Of PrideFest San Antonio

by Jay Morris ● 7:30 AM July 17, 2012
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An LGBT organization of a Catholic Texas university is struggling to overcome the loss of over $1000 after PrideFest San Antonio’s massive failure.

Actions

Arrested Gay Texas Couple Who Tried To Get Marriage License Facing Elevated Charges

by Jay Morris ● 4:26 PM July 10, 2012
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Major and Beau were arrested and are facing escalated charges and discriminatory trial terms designed to silence the LGBTQ community, because they wanted to marry.

Civil Rights

Activists Chalk Texas Schools With Pro-LGBT And Anti-Bullying Messages

by Jay Morris ● 10:15 AM January 23, 2012
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A small Texas town’s schools with a high incident of bullying against LGBT youth were chalked with pro-LGBT and anti-bullying messages by unknown activists.

Hate Groups

The Violent Response of Governor Rick Perry’s The Response

by Jay Morris ● 12:00 PM August 13, 2011
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Rick Perry on August 6 co-hosted “The Response.” While only 30,000 attended, the violent results of their evangelical experience were felt by some, immediately.

Actions

Texas Governor Rick Perry And The Hate Group

by Jay Morris ● 9:40 AM June 17, 2011
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Under the guise of a National Day Of Prayer, Texas Governor and Presidential hopeful Rick Perry will take the stage in collaboration with a hate group

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Firefighter’s Widow Denied Death Benefits After Husband Killed In Fire

by Jay Morris ● 3:43 PM May 29, 2011
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When Nikki Araguz stepped into a Texas courtroom, she stood more to lose than the $600,000 in death benefits if the court deemed her marriage valid.

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The T In Me: Living The Gender Binary

by Jay Morris ● 9:16 AM April 21, 2011
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In support of Jenna and to further illustrate the ridiculousness of the gender binary, on Friday, April 22, 2011, writer Jay Morris will be joining countless others and painting his nails pink.

Civil Rights

Building Coalitions: Is the Enemy Of My Enemy My Friend?

by Jay Morris ● 9:00 AM March 11, 2011
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Imagine if we built coalitions from advocates of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender rights, women’s reproductive choice, health care and immigration reform advocates, and workers’ rights groups…