GOP candidate wants libraries to out kids who check out LGBTQ books

He also wants the person who ordered the book to stand trial in front of the board. A conservative Republican running for the school board in Waukee, Iowa has a radical plan for fighting diversity and education. Vin Thaker, part of a conservative slate trying to take over the board, wants to out children whoContinue reading “GOP candidate wants libraries to out kids who check out LGBTQ books”

U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments in Texas abortion case – CBS News

The Supreme Court heard arguments on the strictest abortion law in the country. The Texas measure bans most abortions and allows people to sue others who break the law, but the issue the court will decide on later isn’t whether the law is constitutional. CBS News legal contributor Jessica Levinson spoke with Anne-Marie Green andContinue reading “U.S. Supreme Court hearing arguments in Texas abortion case – CBS News”

Texas removes suicide hotline from LGBTQ site because it could hurt GOP governor’s reelection

Greg Abbott’s primary opponent said it’s “offensive to see Greg Abbott use our tax dollars to advocate for transgender ideology,” because a state website linked an LGBTQ suicide hotline. It was promptly removed. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) quietly removed information intended to help prevent LGBTQ youth suicide from one ofContinue reading “Texas removes suicide hotline from LGBTQ site because it could hurt GOP governor’s reelection”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott orders a ban on all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers and called on state lawmakers to pass a similar ban into law. The move comes as the Biden administration is set to issue rules requiring employers with more than 100 workers toContinue reading “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott orders a ban on all COVID-19 vaccine mandates in the state”

Texas has raised $54 million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it came from this one billionaire.

Timothy Mellon is the Wyoming-based grandson of banking tycoon Andrew Mellon. He is responsible for nearly 98% of the donations to Texas’ border wall fund. An out-of-state billionaire who has previously bankrolled attempts to defend controversial immigration laws is responsible for nearly all the donations to Gov. Greg Abbott’s $54 million border wall fund. A member of oneContinue reading “Texas has raised $54 million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it came from this one billionaire.”

U.S. judge blocks enforcement of near-total abortion ban in Texas

A federal judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked a near-total ban on abortion in Texas, the toughest such law in the United States, in a challenge brought by President Joe Biden’s administration after the U.S. Supreme Court had allowed it to go into effect. The action by U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman in Austin prevents theContinue reading “U.S. judge blocks enforcement of near-total abortion ban in Texas”

Reporting on Voter Suppression in Texas | Field Notes – VICE News

In this episode of Field Notes, we spoke to the team that got inside the country’s latest fight over voting rights. They met Texas Republicans working to pass restrictive laws and tracked state Democrats so desperate to stop those laws that they fled the state before they were ultimately passed.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill limiting abortion-inducing pills

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) last week signed into law a bill that adds more restrictions and increases criminal penalties for the use of abortion-inducing medication, the Dallas Morning News reports. Why it matters: The bill, which comes after Texas implemented one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the U.S., is being decried by abortion-rights groups as a “back-door ban,”Continue reading “Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill limiting abortion-inducing pills”

After crushing women’s right to choose, Greg Abbott says Texans have ‘right to choose’ not to get vaxxed

Apparently, rhetorical consistency is about as high on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s agenda as ensuring his constituents have a working power grid, are safe in their schools and can easily vote. On Thursday, the Republican governor fired off a tweet blasting President Joe Biden’s announcement of new requirements for large employers to ensure workers either get vaccinated or face weekly COVID-19 tests. CallingContinue reading “After crushing women’s right to choose, Greg Abbott says Texans have ‘right to choose’ not to get vaxxed”

Anti-Abortion Whistleblowing Site Gets New Home With Provider Known for Hosting Right-Wing Extremists

Epik, a hosting provider that has in the past worked with other entities no one else would touch, has welcomed ProLifeWhistleblower.com to its client roster. An online whistleblower portal created by an evangelical organization to punish anyone providing abortion services in Texas has reportedly found a new home alongside neo-Nazis and white supremacists after gettingContinue reading “Anti-Abortion Whistleblowing Site Gets New Home With Provider Known for Hosting Right-Wing Extremists”

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