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How Can You Change Your Name as a Transgender Person?

August 6, 2019

Once you’ve identified as transgender, the next logical thing is to change your name. Your name is a big part of your identity. It’s important that you be able to identify the way you want. Thankfully, the process to legally change your name in Texas is not that complicated. Although the process itself isn’t all…

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what does the wittmer v phillips case mean for lgbt people in texas?

What Does the Ruling in the Wittmer v Phillips Case Mean for LGBT People in Texas?

August 6, 2019

Nicole Wittmer had applied for a job with a company called Phillips 66. She was offered the job but when her employer found out she was transgender, they withdrew their offer. Wittmer sued under Title VII claiming that she was discriminated against based on her being transgender. Wittmer filed suit in the Southern District of…

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What is a Second-Parent Adoption in Texas?

August 1, 2019

When it comes to marriage and adoption for LGBTQ+ couples in Texas, things can become very complicated. It wasn’t until almost two (2) years ago that Texas finally legalized same-sex marriage. So, once a couple is married, how do they go about starting a family? Obviously, an LGBTQ+ couple can’t have their own biological children.…

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Can a School Fire You for Being LGBT in Houston, Texas?

July 28, 2019

Believe it or not, a majority of the states still have no laws protecting LGBT members from discrimination in the workplace. Sadly, Texas is one of them. While some bills have been passed in the last few years that protect some LGBT rights, there is still no widespread protection in Texas. This means that, legally,…

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Can Transgender Student Athletes Compete in Texas?

July 21, 2019

There is a lot of debate right now about transgender student athletes. A lot of states allow these athletes the right to compete under their current gender. So, if a male identifies as a female, they can compete with other females. This has garnered a lot of heated discussions. People think it’s unfair that male,…

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Can a Court Deny You Custody Based on Your Being Transgender?

July 14, 2019

If you get divorced or separated, your biggest concern will be custody of your children. In a traditional marriage, the mother is usually given great preference when it comes to custody. This may not seem fair, but it’s the truth. When a man and woman get divorced, unless there are unique circumstances, the woman is…

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