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 Texas Anti-Gay Law Still on the Books Despite Supreme Court Ruling 8 Years Ago, Republicans Fighting to Keep it That Way
Texas Anti-Gay Law Still on the Books Despite Supreme Court Ruling 8 Years Ago, Republicans Fighting to Keep it That Way
In 2003, the Supreme Court handed down the landmark ruling Lawrence v. Texas, which struck down state sodomy laws and set a precedent that protects sex between consenting adults under the constitutional right to privacy. None of this seems to matter to Texas' Republican supermajority. picked by B-MoreRavensFan 6 months ago
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 Star Trek Cited In Texas Supreme Court Decision
Star Trek Cited In Texas Supreme Court Decision
A recent state supreme court ruling in Texas has quoted some of Spock's Vulcan wisdom. picked by B-MoreRavensFan 12 months ago
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 Exorcism Case To Go To Supreme Court
Exorcism Case To Go To Supreme Court
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving a woman's claims that she suffered physical, emotional, and mental damage from a 2-day violent exorcism when she was 17. Texas state court gave the church a blank ticket to do whatever they want because it would be religious practices. picked by 2manyusernames 3 years ago
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 "One State, Under God."  Texas adds four new words to state pledge
"One State, Under God." Texas adds four new words to state pledge
Texas students will have four more words to remember when they head back to class this month and begin reciting the state's pledge of allegiance. picked by ReBoot 4 years ago
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 State of Texas Refuses to Pay Out Tax Incentive to "Machete" Producers For Messing With Texas
State of Texas Refuses to Pay Out Tax Incentive to "Machete" Producers For Messing With Texas
The Texas Film Commission says it will refuse to pay $1.75 million in state incentives to the movie’s producers citing a state law that allows the state to refuse to pay incentives for “content that portrays Texas or Texans in a negative fashion.” picked by B-MoreRavensFan 10 months ago
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 Rifle group appeals handgun ban to high court
Rifle group appeals handgun ban to high court
The National Rifle Association is asking the Supreme Court to strike down strict gun control laws in the Chicago area, setting the stage for another high court battle over Second Amendment protections for gun owners.

The NRA wants the court to rule that last year's gun rights decision invalidating a handgun ban in the District of Columbia applies as well to local and state laws. picked by bingo 2 years ago
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 Students of the University of North Texas say no to same sex homecoming court
Students of the University of North Texas say no to same sex homecoming court
University of North Texas students, voting in an online referendum, have rejected the possibility of same-sex couples running for homecoming court in 2010. picked by icepigs 2 years ago
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 Texas immigration bill has big exception
Texas immigration bill has big exception
More and more states facing huge budget shortfalls are looking at AZ-style illegal immigration laws. A Texas bill proposed by Republican Debbie Riddle increases the penalty for hiring illegal aliens but the wealthy who hire illegals as nannies, housekeepers, landscaping and the like are exempt. picked by 2manyusernames 7 months ago
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 Texas Ballot: No Obama or McCain?
Texas Ballot: No Obama or McCain?
Section 192.031 of the Texas election code says that political parties must certify their presidential and vice-presidential candidates for the November ballot no later than 70 days before the general election.

Neither the Democrats or Republicans have filed, and the deadline has passed. picked by JoshSF49 3 years ago
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 Texas to revise history textbooks: liberals out, Limbaugh and Gingrich in.
Texas to revise history textbooks: liberals out, Limbaugh and Gingrich in.
The Texas State Board of Education review committee is preparing to vote on a draft of proposed standards for history textbooks. Noting that the draft has “nothing about liberals,” The first draft says students should be expected “to identify significant conservative advocacy organizations and individuals, such as Newt Gingrich, Phyllis Schlafly and the Moral Majority.” [... read full post picked by Bingo 2 years ago
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 Christian Right Aims To Change History Lessons In Texas Schools
Christian Right Aims To Change History Lessons In Texas Schools
The Christian right is making a fresh push to force religion onto the school curriculum in Texas with the state's education board about to consider recommendations that children be taught that there would be no United States if it had not been for God. picked by Doggylives 2 years ago
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 52 Girls Removed From Texas Compound
52 Girls Removed From Texas Compound
Officials from Texas Child Protective Services, escorted by state troopers, took 52 girls, ages 6 months to 17 years, from the remote retreat on Friday afternoon. picked by indisguise 4 years ago
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 Texas Is No. 1 Carbon Polluter In U.S.
Texas Is No. 1 Carbon Polluter In U.S.
The headquarters state of America's oil industry spewed 670 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere in 2003, enough that Texas would rank seventh in the world if it were its own country, according to the most recent figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. picked by dollyllama 4 years ago
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  Texas death row inmate lost race against 5 pm close
Texas death row inmate lost race against 5 pm close
Since the US Supreme Court agreed to review the legality of lethal injections last month, only one convict has been executed: a rapist-murderer for whom a Texas court refused to stay open 20 minutes longer to hear his appeal. picked by AutumnLotus 4 years ago
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 Abstaining From Common Sense: The Sorry State Of Sex (Mis)Education in Texas
Abstaining From Common Sense: The Sorry State Of Sex (Mis)Education in Texas
Texas spent $18 million spreading the “abstinence-only” message in 2007. It’s not working. The state has one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation and, according to TFN, spends $1 billion annually on the costs associated with teen pregnancy. picked by DoggyLives 3 years ago
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 Texas governor's temporary mansion costs big bucks
Texas governor's temporary mansion costs big bucks
With the state facing a budget shortfall of at least $11 billion, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent almost $600,000 in public money during the past two years to live in a sprawling rental home in the hills above the capital.

(I just want this story to get more movement than the "governor shot a coyote" story a few weeks back). picked by lynxears 1 year ago
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 Glenn Beck: Make Texas a Concentration Camp for Wingnuts
Glenn Beck: Make Texas a Concentration Camp for Wingnuts
Right-wingers, he says, would kick the rest of the country’s ass hands down if only they could get their hands on a single state. “Think of it this way,” he says to the treasonous MSM, “Make Texas our concentration camp.” picked by Bornbad 1 year ago
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 Rare Interview with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
Rare Interview with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas
Most Americans know very little about the workings of the U.S. Supreme Court or its members, but mention Justice Clarence Thomas, and you are likely to start an argument. He is the court's only African American, and its most conservative member. He is arguably the most influential black man in the country, yet he is reviled by many in his own race for his opposition to government programs intende... read full post picked by capriccio 4 years ago
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 One backwards leap for Texas
One backwards leap for Texas
As part of the process a Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills review team composed of parents and teachers has suggested removing Neil Armstrong from a "science strand" in a 5th grade social studies book. picked by nateebiinature 2 years ago
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 Texas Poised To Pass Bill Allowing Guns On College Campuses
Texas Poised To Pass Bill Allowing Guns On College Campuses
Texas is preparing to give college students and professors the right to carry guns on campus, adding momentum to a national campaign to open this part of society to firearms. picked by T1000 8 months ago
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 Texas bans nibbling fish pedicures
Texas bans nibbling fish pedicures
The US state of Texas has banned fish, pedicures over health and safety concerns, denying salon customers the opportunity to enjoy the sensation of hundreds of small fish nibbling away the dead skin from their feet. picked by AutumnLotus 3 years ago
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