Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) board meeting

April 10, 2013 · Posted in Events, home · Comments Off 

The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) board has been debating whether or not to extend domestic partner benefits to its employees. They have been putting off any votes on it since last fall. On April 9th 2013, GetEQUAL TX joined others in pressuring the board to move forward.


Day of Decision 2013

April 2, 2013 · Posted in Events, home · Comments Off 

day_of_decision_SMALLOn March 25 – 27, 2013 LGBT  Texans and our many allies stood with hundreds of thousands across the nation on the eve of the Supreme Court hearings for Prop. 8 and DOMA.

WE SHOOK THIS NATION!

As one we called out for equality!

As one we stood on the side of LOVE!

As one we entrusted our nation’s highest court with the civil rights of millions of Americans!

Now we await their decision.

Join us on the day the high court issues their rulings on marriage equality! We will gather again in jubilant celebration of a historic victory for the LGBT rights movement or fierce protest if the justices refuse to extend equality!

Wear RED as a symbol of your support for marriage equality!

Bring signs, candles, flags, drums, noise makers!

Weather victory or defeat- we will be there to light the way to justice once again!

www.getequaltx.org

http://www.lighttojustice.org/

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Texans Urge Perry to support LGBT Equality!

March 27, 2013 · Posted in home, Petition · Comments Off 

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On March 26, 2013, Texas Governor Rick Perry attended a rally at the Capitol for “Faith and Families”. While it would seem that “Faith and Families” are some great Texas values, the underlyi
Perry gave a speech at the rally in which he said,ng issue is that both Perry and the attendees of this rally only believe that one specific faith and specific family construct.

the people of the state of Texas, myself included, believe that marriage is between one man and one woman

Obviously, we believe that Texas values ALL faiths and ALL families.

Sign our petition below urging Governor Perry to recant his statements against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans and to support equality for the LGBT community.

Note: These petitions will be printed out and hand delivered directly to the Governor himself. We urge you to sign the petition no matter where you live but, please provide your zipcode in the box provided so that we can get an accurate count on the Texans that have signed!

Urge Perry to support Equality!

Dear Governor Perry,
I heard you say, "the people of the state of Texas, myself included, believe that marriage is between one man and one woman". I am exasperated at this statement for many reasons. While it is true that 76% of voters voted to ban the freedom to marry in 2005, we must remember that that's only 76% of the 17.97% of registered voters that even bothered to show up to vote. That is not a majority of Texans. It's not even a majority of voters, but a minority of registered voters who bothered to show up and register their opinion in a special election.
That 76% certainly did not take into consideration the over 17,440 Texas children who are being raised by two moms or two dads, and they certainly were not protecting those families.

According to a 2013 Equality Texas Poll, 52% of Texas voters support the freedom to marry.
Governor Perry,
the fact is that the majority of Texans support the freedom to marry. You are representing the minority who wish to stand in the way of liberty and the pursuit of happiness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans.

The future of marriage in Texas is clear and you are currently standing on the wrong side of history!
I urge you to recant your statement and do your job as Governor which is to protect ALL Texas families!

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Dear Governor Perry,
I heard you say, “the people of the state of Texas, myself included, believe that marriage is between one man and one woman”. I am exasperated at this statement for many reasons. While it is true that 76% of voters voted to ban the freedom to marry in 2005, we must remember that that’s only 76% of the 17.97% of registered voters that even bothered to show up to vote. That is not a majority of Texans. It’s not even a majority of voters, but a minority of registered voters who bothered to show up and register their opinion in a special election.
That 76% certainly did not take into consideration the over 17,440 Texas children who are being raised by two moms or two dads, and they certainly were not protecting those families.

According to a 2013 Equality Texas Poll, 52% of Texas voters support the freedom to marry.
Governor Perry,
the fact is that the majority of Texans support the freedom to marry. You are representing the minority who wish to stand in the way of liberty and the pursuit of happiness for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Texans.

The future of marriage in Texas is clear and you are currently standing on the wrong side of history!
I urge you to recant your statement and do your job as Governor which is to protect ALL Texas families!

Texas – Light The Way To Justice

March 27, 2013 · Posted in Events, home, Uncategorized · Comments Off 

LGBTmarriageOn March 25th and 26th, thousands of Texans gathered throughout the state, in their local communities, to rally for marriage equality. These are the stories of history in the making!

Stay tuned to this page, we are adding media as it is found.


Waking Up Fort Worth – Light The Way To Justice

March 14, 2013 · Posted in Events, home · Comments Off 

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As the U.S. Supreme Court hears the Prop 8 & DOMA cases, the rest of America will come out to rally in their towns and light the way to justice. http://lighttojustice.org/
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Living with out equal rights?
Tired of being treated like a second class citizen?
How long does it take to wake up from this marginalization and take your place in our city and nation as equals??

WAKE UP Fort Worth at 6am-noon and let your voice be heard.

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Tarrant County College G.S.A. “TREE” & GetEqualTx present

“Light the Way to Justice Rally” for Fort Worth

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” – The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776
Homosexuals are not given equal treatment of our laws. As of today, same-sex couples are denied 1,138 benefits, rights, and protections that are afforded to heterosexual couples in the United States. There is no equality.

On Tuesday, March 26, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage. On Wednesday, March 27, the Supreme Court will hear the case of Winsor v. United States. This lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman, and defines a spouse a person of the opposite sex who is a husband or wife. These cases are historical as they have the potential to pave the way for marriage equality nationwide, finally allowing same-sex couples to marry and be afforded the same 1,138 rights that are afforded to other married American couples.

Equality advocates nationwide will engage in demonstrations. We challenge all people of Fort Worth to WAKE- UP from their abusive of maginalization and to WAKE UP from being treated like a second-class-citizen because you are homosexual, and join us in “modest pajamas” for equality served up with coffee and donuts at 6am-noon on Monday, March 25th.

The following speakers and more will speak at 10:00am:, Major Mark Jiminez-Dallas marriage license dissident, C.D. Kirvin-Dallas Voice Person of the Year. TREE in conjunction with GET EQUAL TX will be holding a rally for Fort Worth to WAKE UP! That evening, many attendees will migrate to Dallas to join the rest of the North Texas LGBTQ community and add their voices to the multitudes across this country as they cry out for equality.

Light the Way to Justice – Fort Worth
Monday, March 25, 6:00AM-Noon
Rainbow Lounge parking lot
651 S Jennings Ave
Fort Worth, TX 76104

GSA=Gay Straight Alliance School Club

T.C.C.=Tarrant County College/ TR=Trinity River Campus located in downtown Fort Worth

Get Equal TX= GetequalTx.org is our partner empowering us with valuable tools and consult necessary to pull this off.

TREE= a TCC GSA is Trinity River Equality In Education a Tarrant County College/Trinity River campus student organization in downtown Fort Worth