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Austin Could Be First Texas City To Make All Single-Person Public Restrooms "Gender Free"

Source: Burnt Orange Report

On August 28th the Austin City Council will consider a resolution to make all single occupancy restrooms "gender free." In practice this means goodbye to the traditional gender binary signage on restrooms intended for individuals -- no changes will be made for restrooms with multiple stalls.

Austin would be the first major city in Texas to make the change that has already made its way on to some Texas University campuses including the University of Texas.

Read more: http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15598/austin-could-be-first-texas-city-to-make-all-singleperson-public-restrooms-gender-free

Texas Border Sheriff Says Rick Perry Throwing Region "Under the Bus for His Own Political Gain"

Source: Burnt Orange Report

In a video interview conducted by a citizen journalist, Interim Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. "Eddie" Guerra said that Gov. Perry sending National Guard troops to the border was not helpful to local law enforcement.

He also said that the appearance of a militarization of the border sent the wrong message to the community, and created a false characterization that "rampant" crime was occurring.

Watch the interview below the jump...



Read more: http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15567/texas-border-sheriff-says-rick-perry-throwing-region-under-the-bus-for-his-own-political-gain

Wendy Davis' 1st TV Spot Hits Greg Abbott For Siding With Company Over Rape Victim

The Wendy Davis campaign released their first TV spot overnight and it's a doozy.
It continues the attack on Greg Abbott for siding with corporations over people in his official capacity as a public servant -- in this case a victim of rape.

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15555/wendy-daviss-1st-tv-spot-hits-greg-abbott-hard-for-defending-liable-company-over-rape-victim

Wendy Davis' 1st TV Spot Hits Greg Abbott For Siding With Company Over Rape Victim

The Wendy Davis campaign released their first TV spot overnight and it's a doozy.
It continues the attack on Greg Abbott for siding with corporations over people in his official capacity as a public servant -- in this case a victim of rape.

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15555/wendy-daviss-1st-tv-spot-hits-greg-abbott-hard-for-defending-liable-company-over-rape-victim

The Only 2 Openly-gay Texas Legislators respond to attacks on Same-Sex marriage

On the same day a petition to repeal a measure granting transgender equality failed in Houston, 63 GOP state legislators signed an amicus brief stating that same-sex marriage could lead to legal recognition of polygamy, incest and pedophelia.

The brief brought swift condemnation by the Texas Democratic Party and the only openly non-heterosexual members of the legislature:

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15546/same-sex-marriage-could-lead-to-polygamy-incest-says-dan-patrick-ken-paxton-61-gop-legislators

Petition to Repeal Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) Fails

Today Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced that a petition to repeal a nondiscrimination ordinance for the LGBT community, called HERO, has...
http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15538/petition-to-repeal-houstons-equal-rights-ordinance-hero-fails

Texas Rep Dennis Bonnen Thinks It's Easier To Teach "Coonass" Katrina Evacuees Than Refugee Kids

State Representative Dennis Bonnen said in a committee hearing this week that there has been "way too much focus on the children" refugees along the border. He also made a faux pas during that same meeting that might have some Cajuns ragin' and maybe anyone who speaks Spanish as a first language.

The first rule of using ethnic slurs is -- don't. Sure there may be exceptions like referring to yourself for instance (if you're into that sort of thing) but certainly not at the dias of a Legislative Committee Hearing which you are Chairing...

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15522/texas-rep-dennis-bonnen-thinks-its-easier-to-teach-coonass-katrina-evacuees-than-refugee-kids

Greg Abbott Denies Petitions for Same Sex Marriage, Says They Don't "Naturally Produce Children"

In a brief filed Monday Attorney General Greg Abbott said the state's ban on same sex marriage is constitutional because it promotes child birth in "stable, lasting relationships."

This come after he denied accepting over 5,700 petitions asking him to stop defending the state's ban in court.

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15516/greg-abbott-denies-petitions-for-same-sex-marriage-says-they-dont-naturally-produce-children

VICE: Rick Perry's Current Defense Attorney Previously Wanted Him Investigated By The FBI

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but if someone tries to sic the FBI after you -- put them on the payroll.

A new in depth report by VICE investigative reporter Murray Waas reveals that the attorney now defending Governor Rick Perry during a grand jury investigation over possible coercion and bribery of a public official, also once tried to prompt an FBI investigation against him.

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15490/vice-rick-perrys-current-defense-attorney-previously-wanted-him-investigated-by-the-fbi

VICE: Rick Perry's Current Defense Attorney Previously Wanted Him Investigated By The FBI

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but if someone tries to sic the FBI after you -- put them on the payroll.

A new in depth report by VICE investigative reporter Murray Waas reveals that the attorney now defending Governor Rick Perry during a grand jury investigation over possible coercion and bribery of a public official, also once tried to prompt an FBI investigation against him.

http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15490/vice-rick-perrys-current-defense-attorney-previously-wanted-him-investigated-by-the-fbi
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