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Houston Archdiocese Challenges LGBT Anti-Discrimination Protections

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is joining the Texas Attorney General’s office and the Department of Family and Protective Services in challenging the rule that prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, and other characteristics.

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The sanctuary at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston. Photo credit: Archdiocese of Galveston - Houston / Facebook

Houston Chronicle reports:

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston is joining the Texas Attorney General’s office and the Department of Family and Protective Services in challenging the rule that prohibits discrimination based on a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, and other characteristics, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Texas has had a long-lasting shortage of foster care placements that has forced some children to sleep in state offices overnight.

The lawsuit is the latest clash over religious liberty and discrimination protections in Texas.

Chase is the founder and Creative Director of therepubliq.com, former host and Executive Producer of OutCast Austin, an award-winning LGBT weekly radio program on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin. In 2011, he was named the Critics Pick for 'Most Gaybiquitous' in the Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin. In 2012, CultureMap Austin named him one of Austin's Top LGBT bloggers and he received the AGLCC's Chamber Award for Social Media Diva.

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