A handful of state lawmakers on Monday filed four bills to bring gay marriage to Texas, firing the first salvo in what could be a contentious legislative session over marriage equality.
State Sen. Juan Hinojosa, who has a lesbian daughter, filed SB 98 to repeal the state's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Houston Rep. Garnet Coleman filed a companion bill, HJR 34. The legislation, if passed, would force a public vote to repeal the ban. Also, Rep. Rafael Anchia filed HB 130 and Sen. José Rodríguez filed SJR 13; both measures would undo the state's statutory ban on gay marriage.
Pride Houston admits mistake; changes date of parade
The same board recently received harsh criticism about moving Houston's Pride Parade downtown from its home in Montrose. President Frankie Quijano said this date debacle is an innocent oversight and they are now moving forward.
A stubborn Pride Houston board finally relented after blistering criticism for scheduling next year's festival on the same weekend as Juneteenth, announcing Thursday that it would push its celebration back a week.
Say Goodbye To Hollywood Vietnamese and Chinese Restaurant in Houston
Where will Houstonians go to sober up now?
Let's face it: people don't go to Hollywood Vietnamese and Chinese Restaurant because it's serving the best examples of either cuisine. In fact, the place got written up and temporarily shut down by health inspectors this past August.