Austin Councilmembers Consider Making City a Sanctuary for Child Gender Mutilation

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“A resolution passed by the City of Austin’s LGBTQ commission to make the city a sanctuary for gender mutilative surgeries and chemical castration for children will be considered by the Austin City Council next week.” Read more…

Federal Court Blocks Texas Law Requiring School Library Vendors to Rate Books’ Sexual Content

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily enjoined the state from enforcing book-rating regulations in HB 900 while a challenge to the measure is litigated.
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Erin Anderson | January 18, 2024

A federal court has blocked Texas from enforcing part of a state law to protect children from sexually explicit material in schools while a challenge to the measure is litigated. Read more…

Dance, Shimmy, and Gesticulate: Democrats Fight for the Right to Be Perverts

by Darrell Frost, September 29, 2023

For some inexplicable reason, the same people who like on-demand abortion hate laws intended to protect kids from sexual exploitation after they’re born, and they’ve been especially busy the last few months putting up roadblocks to the enforcement of several such laws recently passed by state legislators in Texas.

The latest development in this absurd contest is a ruling by a Reagan-appointed federal judge (read it below) finding that a law meant to protect kids from being exposed to lewd sexual performances violates the right to free speech guaranteed by the First Amendment.

After previously issuing a preliminary injunction against Senate Bill 12 before it could go into effect, 84-year-old U.S. District Judge David Hittner ruled this week that the law is unconstitutional because it “impermissibly infringes on the First Amendment and chills free speech.” Specifically, he determined the law is not narrowly focused and discriminates against certain content and viewpoints, creating a restraint on protected speech.

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Texas and Woke Sex Education

by Carole Hornsby Hayes

The Dallas Independent School District (DISD), the second largest in Texas, has partnered for years with the North Texas Alliance to Reduce Unintended Pregnancy in Teens (NTARUPT), a radical sex group that has been known to promote gender mutilation.

Disguised as a curriculum to “reduce skyrocketing teen pregnancy rates,” NTARUPT has received funding from the federal government, the City of Dallas, and various private and public organizations. Grants from the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) through the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services have funded partnerships with Uplift Education, the largest charter school network in North Texas, and the University of Texas at Austin’s Steve Hicks School of Social Work.

Texas joins states abandoning American Library Association over left-wing ideologies

Republican Rep. Brian Harrison called cutting ties a ‘huge win’ against an organization that has bowed to woke agendas, including drag queen story hours, tips on how to ‘sneak’ LGBT materials to kids without parental knowledge, and publicly endorsing and participating in initiatives to promote LGBT books in school libraries.

(LifeSiteNews) — Texas has become the latest in a slew of states rejecting the left-wing propaganda of the American Library Association (ALA) and cutting ties with the national organization.

Rep. Brian Harrison, who demanded his state leave the organization last month over concerns that its president is a self-proclaimed “Marxist lesbian,” announced Thursday that the Texas State Library & Archives Commission had decided to cut ties with the ALA. The Republican lawmaker celebrated the development as a “huge win.”

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Second Lawsuit Filed to Challenge Law Protecting Children From Sexually Explicit Performances

The Texas House voted earlier this year to honor the LGBT groups now suing to block the state’s new law.

by Emily Medeiros

Following the ACLU of Texas filing a lawsuit challenging a measure to protect children from sexually explicit performances, a second lawsuit has been filed to block the new law.

Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP), a group of lawyers who work to advance civil rights for the “most vulnerable populations,” is filing the lawsuit on behalf of a theater company called VORTEX Repertory Company, several Texas LGBT Chambers of Commerce, and individual performers.

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State Rep. Harrison Calls on Texas State Library to Cut Ties With ALA

After electing a self-proclaimed Marxist as the American Library Association’s national president, a lawmaker wants Texas to follow Montana and cut all ties with the association.

by Emily Medeiros

With the American Library Association’s newest president being an outspoken Marxist, Republican State Rep. Brian Harrison of Midlothian is calling on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to cut ties with the association. 

Harrison issued a statement this week calling on Commissioner Chair Martha Wong to cut all ties with the ALA, saying Texas should lead the fight against Marxist ideology, not subsidize it.

School District Lawyers Ridicule Parents During Texas Bar Conference

“It’s all about protecting the system,” says education attorney and parent advocate Janelle Davis.

Speakers at a conference for Texas attorneys who specialize in school law ridiculed parents who lodge complaints against their local school districts, saying “unruly” moms and dads are “big mad” and just want to yell at school board meetings.

Texas school board rejects LGBTQ activist push to allow boys in girls choir: ‘Great win for kids’

by Nikolas Lanum

The Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts (FWAFA) in Texas has shot down LGBTQ activists’ efforts to allow boys to join the Singing Girls of Texas choir.

FWAFA School Board has also banned girls from participating in the Texas Boys Choir. Following three hours of public comment on June 27, the school board held a closed session vote 4-2 in favor of using biological sex as a marker to separate the choirs.

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3 Antifa Members Arrested During Drag Protest in Fort Worth

The members were arrested during attacks on Fort Worth police officers and protestors.

 

by Soli Rice

At a protest during a drag brunch targeting children at the Fort Brewery and Pizza in Fort Worth, three antifa members were arrested by Fort Worth police for assaulting officers and protestors.

The drag brunch was advertised as “the perfect event to celebrate a special occasion with your friends, family, or coworkers, or to simply indulge in a fun-filled day out with your loved ones.”

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Carroll ISD Trustees Call on Other Districts to Leave Texas Association of School Boards

The district was the first to leave the controversial taxpayer-funded organization.

by Brandon Walters

Just one week after Carroll Independent School District became the first district in the state to leave the embattled Texas Association of School Boards, trustees and state lawmakers are calling on other districts to join the battle.

Currently local taxpayer dollars are used to fund TASB membership fees and services that include training, legal advice, and insurance.

The association has also been criticized for lobbying against parents.

In January, the association advised its members to allow gender-confused students to use the restroom designated for the opposite sex and obscure a student’s preferred name and pronouns if their parents object to their “gender identity.” Last summer, TASB sponsored a conference promoting critical race theory. And in 2021, TASB declined to take any action regarding explicit books in school libraries after Gov. Greg Abbott sent them a public letter calling on them to do so.

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Democrats Leave House Committee Before Detransitioner Can Testify

“And by the way, I’m from Texas, born in Texas, and this is happening in Texas. I also couldn’t sue because my statute of limitations ran out.”

by Sydnie Henry

Democrats on a Texas House committee walked out of the room during a hearing this week, missing testimony from a detransitioner on the harmful effects of gender mutilation procedures on minors.

The Texas House Committee on the Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence heard public testimony on a measure that would extend the statute of limitations for minors who have undergone “gender transition” procedures.

Lawmaker Calls for Investigation Into Frisco ISD Trustees

“I have grave concerns about the [trustees’] conduct and the serious nature of this meeting.”

by Soli Rice – March 15, 2023

Following the recent publication of undercover footage from a meeting with three Frisco Independent School District trustees, State Rep. Matt Shaheen of Plano has requested that the Texas Education Agency launch an investigation into the FISD trustees present.

The footage revealed trustees René Archambault, Dynette Davis, and Debbie Gillespie conspiring with liberal-leaning parents in the meeting to silence conservative parents, students, educators, and fellow FISD trustees.

University of Texas System pauses new diversity, equity and inclusion policies

The system leaders’ decision comes weeks after Gov. Greg Abbott ordered state agencies to stop considering diversity in hiring. Texas A&M University also recently changed its hiring practices.

Feds Fund Hypersexualized “Suicide” Hotlines for Children

The federal government is funding “suicide” schemes and a hotline promoting radical LGBT ideology and fringe hypersexualized organizations that critics have accused of “grooming” children, while state and local education officials promote the program to children in their care, concerned mothers and activists are warning. And it is happening even in conservative states. 

It does not take long to get from the “National Suicide Hotline” (now reachable at 988) to the so-called “Trevor Project,” a recommended resource from the hotline that promotes pseudoscientific “gender” ideology and confusion. The target: children. The group open boasts that it is creating a “community” based on sex and gender involving both children and adults.  

Paxton leads effort to stop Biden Administration from forcing “Sexual Orientation” and “Gender Identity” policies on states

by Christian Blood

 

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is filing an amicus briefin the Cincinnati-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to stop what he says is the Biden Administration’s relentless pursuit of new so-called sexual orientation and gender identity policies.

Attorney General Paxton says he had successfully sued to stop the implementation of two related Biden Administration rules, including one by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) requiring employers to enact rules governing bathroom, locker room, and shower usage, as well as dress codes and pronoun usage to be predicated on “gender identity” as opposed to biological sex. The federal government acknowledged defeat when it opted not to appeal the ruling.

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Texas Lawmaker Files New Bill to Ban ‘All-ages’ Drag Shows in Texas
“With HB 1266, Texas children will be prevented from being exposed to overly sexual content that will rob them of their innocence for the sake of furthering radical ideologies.”

State Rep. Nate Schatzline, a Republican from Fort Worth, has filed House Bill 1266, which would ban so-called “family-friendly” drag shows. The bill would amend the Business and Commerce Code to include drag shows as a sexually oriented business, meaning minors would no longer be able to attend.

“With HB 1266, Texas children will be prevented from being exposed to overly sexual content that will rob them of their innocence for the sake of furthering radical ideologies,” Schatzline said.

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‘Stop The Sexualization Of Children’: Texas Moves To Ban Lessons On Gender Ideology, Sexual Orientation In Schools

by Laurel Duggan

Republican Texas Sen. Bob Hall introduced legislation Thursday barring classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in public schools.

The bill also requires schools to notify parents when a child receives in-school services for physical, emotional or mental health issues and bars school employees from withholding information from parents’ about a child identifying as transgender. It comes amid growing concerns about the inclusion of classroom lessons and school activities addressing sensitive topics related to gender and sexuality which have triggered other states to restrict such activities.

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Parental Rights Advocates Hopeful for Constitutional Protections and Big Changes to CPS

by Darrell Frost

A strong push for parental rights legislation is expected in this year’s legislative session, as both the Republican Party of Texas and an influential advocacy organization have targeted the issue as a top priority.

The Family Freedom Project, an offshoot of the Texas Homeschool Coalition and a vehement advocate for parental rights, hopes to see the passage of a constitutional amendment providing broad protections for parental rights as well as a comprehensive bill implementing a number of long-needed reforms to Child Protective Services, which some critics have labeled as “out of control.”

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Texas School District Faces Federal Department of Education Investigation for Taking Gay Porn out of Its Libraries

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Earlier today, I posted on the campaign being waged by the left to normalize homosexual and transgender pornography as an intellectual offering to school children, many of whom are below the legal age of consent; see Washington Post Rolls Out the Groomer Strategy for Reaching into Elementary Schools and Winning Elections.

Frisco ISD board votes to remove books from libraries for the first time following state lawmaker’s requests

by Matt Howerton

FRISCO, Texas — Board members for the Frisco Independent School District voted to permanently remove five titles from district shelves Wednesday evening after a state Republican lawmaker challenged 28 books to be reviewed within the district weeks ago.

It was the first time the board had voted to remove titles from district shelves permanently.

State Rep. Jared Patterson of the 106th District appealed to the board to review the titles after they had been vetted and deemed appropriate by parents, staff and administrators. 

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Abusive Medical Procedures: Protecting Children

by Robert Montoya

Deep state bureaucrats, ideology-driven medical practitioners, and lawfare coalitions have set themselves against the grassroots movement to protect children from gender mutilation and hormone manipulation. With scientific research sounding alarms about the risks these abusive medical procedures pose, subject matter specialists offer clear policies to help kids be kids.

In our investigative series on this subject, Texas Scorecard has reviewed and reported scientific research pointing out the dangerous side effects and permanent consequences of gender mutilation and hormone manipulation. These alarms escalated after efforts in the Western world to expand the target range for these abusive medical procedures from adults only to children as well.

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Trans Wreck’ Reveals the Malignant Gender Ideology Sweeping Through Schools

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At a showing for the new documentary “Trans Wreck,” State Rep. Briscoe Cain (R-Deer Park) advised parents in the audience to let the school districts know they’re watching because “we’ve been too quiet for too long.”

In an hour and fifteen minutes, “Trans Wreck” takes the audience through the hazards of the malignant gender ideologies sweeping through the youngest generation via public schools and social media.

Sara Gonzales on Texas drag show: ‘This is the sexual abuse of children’

BlazeTV’s Sara Gonzales explains why she believes children should be prohibited from attending drag events on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’