Tag Archives: Liberty Institute

Breitbart Legal Editor: Kim Davis Has No Right To Impose Her Religion On County Staffers

Breitbart legal editor Ken Klukowski used to be the “Director Of Religious Liberty” at the Family Research Council and these days he’s the senior counsel at the equally foul Liberty Institute. Therefore you’ll likely be surprised at his latest column at Breitbart. He writes: As Breitbart News explained earlier this week, Davis is not merely claiming a First Amendment right ...

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The Texas Response

“We invite all Texans to join us as we celebrate and fully explain the new Pastor Protection law & discuss the Supreme Court’s marriage decision. We will also talk about the impact of the Court’s decision on religious freedom and free speech & share what YOU can do to make a difference!”

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HOUSTON: LGBT Rights Bill Will Stand

Via the Houston Chronicle: Opponents of Houston’s non-discrimination ordinance failed to gather enough valid signatures to force a repeal referendum, a state district judge ruled Friday, validating city officials’ decision to toss out the petition foes submitted last summer. After separate rulings from both a jury and state District Judge Robert Schaffer, attorneys for both sides entered dueling counts of ...

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TEXAS: Petition To Repeal Plano LGBT Rights Ordinance Ruled Totally Invalid

From the Dallas Morning News: A Plano petition drive aimed at the city’s LGBT ordinance is invalid, the city has announced. Last month, opponents of the city’s Equal Rights Ordinance say they turned in petitions containing more than the 3822 signatures required to force the City Council to repeal the measure or put it on the ballot. Plano officials say ...

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HOUSTON: Jury Rules That LGBT Rights Repeal Petition Signatures Were Forged, But Case Is Far From Over

Via the Houston Chronicle: The city claimed victory Friday when the jury in the trial surrounding Houston’s equal rights ordinance found that the law’s opponents submitted a repeal referendum petition that contained forgery and other flaws. However, it issued a series of decisions that were far from a clean sweep for either side. The ruling is not final, and a ...

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Ford Worker Files EEOC Complaint Over Firing For His Anti-Gay Email To Bosses

Via Detroit’s ABC affiliate: A former Ford Motor Company contractor says he was fired because he criticized the auto company for having a policy that is pro-gay, according to a complaint filed with U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Thomas Banks of Ypsilanti, who also filed his EEOC complaint against Rapid Global Business Solutions, stated that the companies violated his ...

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HOUSTON: Court Case On LGBT Rights Repeal Campaign Begins Today

Two weeks ago Houston Mayor Annise Parker was denied her motion that the trial be decided by a judge. Jury selection begins today: A jury will be tasked with parsing thousands of pages of signatures during a trial that may last as long as two months. The case boils down to this: Did former City Attorney David Feldman rightly disqualify ...

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TEXAS: Hate Group Claims Petition Goal Reached To Repeal Plano Rights Law

Via the Dallas Morning News: Opponents of Plano’s Equal Rights Ordinance say they’ve met the deadline and collected the necessary signatures to force the Plano City Council to repeal the ordinance or place it on the ballot. The group has collected about 7,000 signatures, far more than the 3,822 signatures needed by today’s deadline. “We applaud the citizens of Plano ...

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TEXAS: Plano’s Just-Approved LGBT Rights Ordinance Has Some Big Loopholes

Some of us listening closely during last night’s LGBT rights debate in Plano, Texas picked up on a worrying comment by the city attorney that seemed to indicate that there are “religious freedom” and other loopholes in the ordinance. There are and they are troublesome. According to the revised ordinance, discrimination based on a resident’s sexual orientation or gender identity ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Plano City Council Debates Proposed LGBT Rights Ordinance
UPDATE: Bill Passes By 5-3 Vote!!!

Some business appears to be going on at this writing, but the official start time for the meeting is 7PM Central. Earlier today anti-gay groups called for opponents to the bill to crowd the chamber. It’s not clear if a vote will be taken tonight. Watch the live-stream here. UPDATE: The session was opened with a performance by the Men ...

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TEXAS: AG-Elect Signs Letter Opposing LGBT Rights Ordinance In Plano

Texas Attorney General-elect Ken Paxton has signed an open letter to Plano city officials, demanding that they table a proposed LGBT rights ordinance. From the letter: Honorable Mayor and City Council: As members of the Plano delegation to the Texas legislature and the Collin County Commissioners Court, we are appealing to you to postpone any vote relating to an ordinance ...

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