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Texas GOP endorses harmful ex-gay conversion therapy

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that a party which is opposed to science and so in favor of legislating (so-called) morality is promoting ex-gay conversion therapy, also known as “reparative therapy.” This weekend, 7,000 delegates at the Texas GOP Convention at the Forth Worth Convention Center ratified a platform which recognized the “legitimacy and value of counseling which offers reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle.”

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that a party which is opposed to science and so in favor of legislating (so-called) morality is promoting ex-gay conversion therapy, also known as “reparative therapy.” This weekend, 7,000 delegates at ...

Watch: Maddow reports on reproductive health care access in the Rio Grande Valley

In this must-watch segment, Rachel Maddow reports on the terrible situation in Texas’s far south Rio Grand Valley thanks to the state’s devastating cuts to reproductive health care. 

In this must-watch segment, Rachel Maddow reports on the terrible situation in Texas’s far south Rio Grand Valley thanks to the state’s devastating cuts to reproductive health care. 

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Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage has been ruled unconstitutional.

“The biggest flaw in current anti-poverty policies is that they don’t take into account the increasing role that fathers play in children’s lives.”

Perpetrators of sexual violence will no longer be issued visas to visit the United States.

The West Virginia chemical spill is a reproductive justice issue.

UC-Berkeley faces a new Title IX complaint.

UConn, meanwhile, ignored sexual harassment claims against a music professor.

Texas’ ban on same-sex marriage has been ruled unconstitutional.

“The biggest flaw in current anti-poverty policies is that they don’t take into account the increasing role that fathers play in children’s lives.”

Perpetrators of sexual ...

Texas finally let Marlise Muñoz be taken off life support

A Texas state district judge has ruled that a state law was wrongly applied in the case of Marlise Muñoz, allowing her to be taken off life support. We’ve written before about Muñoz, who has been brain dead since November but was pregnant at the time of her death and was kept alive by the county-owned John Peter Smith Hospital, citing a Texas law that says they cannot withdraw “life sustaining-support… for a pregnant patient.” This decision was backed by local lawmakers, despite Muñoz’s clear wishes, expressed to her husband, not to be kept on life support.

A Texas state district judge has ruled that a state law was wrongly applied in the case of Marlise Muñoz, allowing her to be taken off life support. We’ve written before about ...

Wendy Davis’s ex-husband thinks she would make a “very capable governor”

Remember that fake Wendy Davis “scandal”? In which Texas right wingers tried to smear Wendy for pieces of her life story in classically sexist ways? One of the accusations against her was that she had manipulated her ex-husband into helping her out with her kids while she went through school. (Imagine that! A man caring for kids!) Well, it doesn’t seem to be going great for the smear campaign. Her supposedly manipulated ex-husband isn’t quite buying the scandal either:

Remember that fake Wendy Davis “scandal”? In which Texas right wingers tried to smear Wendy for pieces of her life story in classically sexist ways? One of the accusations against her was that ...

The harsh reality of abortion restrictions in Texas

In 2013, Texas passed extreme restrictions on abortion to shutter one third of the state’s providers. We’ve written a ton here at Feministing about the inspiring feminist army that rose up to fight these restrictions, about our hero Wendy Davis who will be the next governor of Texas and help change this horrible reality, and about the fact that despite these wins, the anti-choice establishment has already had success and likely will be able to continue in limiting access to reproductive healthcare.

Today, a federal appeals court is set to review the law again.

In 2013, Texas passed extreme restrictions on abortion to shutter one third of the state’s providers. We’ve written a ton here at Feministing about the inspiring feminist army that ...

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Stay classy Texas antis.

“Catch An Illegal” protest at UT Austin totally backfired.

Shame from all angles: why doesn’t anyone seem to respect teen parents?

White-washing queer fashion history.

Black man repeatedly arrested and jailed for “trespassing” at his workplace.

New Belabored podcast at Dissent.

Could teller organizing help halt bank abuses?

Mychal, at the Nation: “It’s not just a matter of changing attitudes about skin color. We have to be willing ...

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