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2015 – 84th Regular Session
The 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature convened on Tuesday, January 13, 2015. The 31 members of the Texas Senate and the 150 members of the Texas House of Representatives will consider legislation that directly impacts the lives of 26 million Texans. Throughout the 84th legislative session, Equality Texas will aggressively advocate and lobby for the elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression.
 
 When the Texas Legislature is in session, our Legislative Information Center provides important information about Equality Texas’ current legislative work. This includes: information on bills in our legislative agenda, information on other bills we are monitoring, committee assignments and status of bills, and any action alerts/calls to action on specific bills. We invite you to review the information herein and sign up for our action alerts so that you may play an active role in supporting equal rights for all Texans.
Legislative Agenda

Oppose

HB 623 - Bell - Relating to the funding, issuing, and litigation of certain marriage licenses.
 
HB 1745 - Bell - Relating to the funding and issuing of marriage licenses and certifications and the recognition of certain marriages.
 
HB 1747 - Riddle - Relating to the prosecution of entry of a person into a public restroom designated for the opposite sex as disorderly conduct.
 
HB 1748 - Riddle - Relating to the use of public locker rooms, shower facilities, and toilet facilities; creating a criminal offense.
 
HB 2555 - White, Molly - Relating to the definition of marriage in this state and the prohibition against the creation or recognition of a marriage between persons of the same sex or a civil union.

HB 2801 - Peña - Relating to the use of a bathroom, locker room, or shower facility in a public school.
 
HB 2802 - Peña - Relating to the use of public bathrooms, locker rooms, and shower facilities; creating a criminal offense.
 
HB 3567 - Sanford - Relating to the rights of certain religious organizations and individuals relating to a marriage that violates a sincerely held religious belief.

HB 3602 - Bell - Relating to the religious freedom of a conscientious objector to act or fail to act with respect to certain issues of marriage, sexual relations, and gender.

HJR 55 – Villalba - Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's free exercise of religion.
 
HJR 125 - KrauseProposing a constitutional amendment relating to a person's free exercise of religion.

SB 343 - Huffines - Relating to the conformity of local law with state law.
 
SB 673 -  Perry - Relating to the funding and issuing of marriage licenses and certifications and the recognition of certain marriages.
 
SB 1155 - Hall - Relating to prohibition of certain regulations by a county, municipality, or other political subdivision.

SJR 10 - Campbell - Proposing a constitutional amendment relating to an individual's or religious organization's freedom of religion.

Support

HB 70 - González, Mary - Relating to prevention of discrimination and harassment in public schools.

HB 71 - González, Mary - Relating to the prosecution of the offense of indecency with a child.

HB 130 - Anchia - Relating to authorizing a marriage between two persons of the same sex in this state and repealing the statutory prohibition against the recognition of a civil union or similar relationship entered into in another state between two persons of the same sex.
 
HB 187 - Thompson, Senfronia - Relating to unlawful employment practices regarding discrimination in payment of compensation.

HB 304 - Thompson, Senfronia - Relating to prohibition of certain insurance discrimination.

HB 453 - Alonzo - Relating to prohibition of certain insurance discrimination.

HB 537 - Anchia - Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child.

HB 582 - Turner, Chris - Relating to a prohibition against certain forms of employment discrimination by state contractors; providing an administrative penalty.

HB 627 - Johnson - Relating to the prohibition of employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

HB 679 - Turner, Sylvester - Relating to a study on homeless youth.
 
HB 1522 - Farrar -  Relating to the prohibition of certain discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
 
HB 2058 - Coleman - Relating to a change of name and vital statistics information.
 
HB 2059 - Coleman - Relating to an offense committed against a person because of bias or prejudice on the basis of gender identity or expression.
 
HB 2692 - Naishtat - Relating to the definition of a dependent for health benefit plans offered by certain university systems.
 
HB 2860 - Bernal - Relating to the prohibition of housing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression and to the enforcement of that prohibition; creating an offense.
 
HB 3495 - Isael - Relating to unprofessional conduct by mental health providers who attempt to change the sexual orientation of a child; providing penalties.

HJR 34 - Coleman - Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.

SB 76 - Ellis - Relating to prohibition of certain insurance discrimination.

SB 98 - Hinojosa - Relating to authorizing a marriage between two persons of the same sex in this state and repealing the statutory prohibition against the recognition of a civil union or similar relationship entered into in another state between two persons of the same sex.

SB 250 - Garcia - Relating to the information on the supplementary birth certificate of an adopted child.

SB 492 - Whitmire - Relating to the prosecution of the offense of indecency with a child.
 
SB 1064 - Garcia - Relating to the use by the state or an agency or political subdivision of the state of a same-sex marriage license or similar document for the limited purpose of verifying a person's identity.
 
SB 1580 - Garcia - Relating to studies on homeless veterans and youth.

SJR 13 - Rodríguez - Proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal the constitutional provision providing that marriage in this state consists only of the union of one man and one woman and prohibiting this state or a political subdivision of this state from creating or recognizing any legal status identical or similar to marriage.


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