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Out-in-SA.com: Mayor Taylor says political correctness is ‘frustrating’

In an interview published this week in the San Antonio Current, Mayor Ivy R. Taylor tells interviewer Jade Esteban Estrada that she finds political correctness “frustrating.”

Read article at http://outinsa.com/mayor-taylor-says-political-correctness-frustrating/

Stonewall Dems will host farewell to Nellermoe and McManus

The Stonewall Democrats of San Antonio are planning a farewell for two local officials who are considered solid allies of the LGBT community and who are both leaving their current posts.

Read article at http://out-in-sa.com/stonewall-dems-will-host-farewell-nellermoe-mcmanus/

And then there were 10: Austin widow is latest to challenge Texas’ same-sex marriage bans

Texas now has at least 10 pending lawsuits challenging the state’s bans on same-sex marriage — believed to be the most of any state.

Read article at http://www.lonestarq.com/and-then-there-were-10-austin-widow-is-latest-to-challenge-texas-same-sex-marriage-bans/

Council passes equal rights ordinance

After nearly nine hours of chanting and tears from seas of opponents and supporters in color-coded T-shirts,Houston City Council passed an ordinance on Wednesday extending equal rights protections to gay and transgender residents.

Read article at www.chron.com.

With new initiative, National Park Service will put LGBT sites on the national map

As gay American landmarks go, you won’t find more hallowed ground than the West Village bar on Christopher Street with the Dorothy dress in its window.

Regarded as the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement, it couldn’t be a more appropriate place for the National Park Service to announce its new initiative to fold LGBT landmarks into the narrative of American history.

Read rest of article at washingtonpost.com.

KSAT.COM: Federal judge rules state ban on gay marriage unconstitutional

SAN ANTONIO - A federal judge in San Antonio on Wednesday ruled that the ban on gay marriage in Texas is unconstitutional.

Read article at http://m.ksat.com/news/federal-judge-lifts-state-ban-on-gay-marriage/-/15126192/24696586/-/4dp7t3z/-/index.html

New Mexico's Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage

19 Dec 2013 - The New Mexico Supreme Court said Thursday that same-sex couples are allowed the “rights, protections and responsibilities that derive from civil marriage” already afforded to other couples under the state Constitution.

Read article at http://www.startribune.com/nation/236656941.html

Federal judge strikes down Utah ban on same-sex marriage

20 Dec 2013 - A federal judge in Utah on Friday struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage, saying the U.S. Constitution offers the same equal protection and due process rights to same-sex individuals to marry the person of their choice that it gives heterosexual individuals.

Read article at http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57291925-78/marriage-utah-sex-state.html.csp

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