Thursday, April 14, 2011

Anti-Trans Marriage Bill Set For Senate on Monday

SB 723, which seeks to deny transgender Texans the right to marry people of the opposite sex is scheduled for consideration in the Senate on Monday, April 18th. (Read LQ's synopsis of the bill.) In order for a bill to be considered by the Senate two-thirds of Senators must agree to bring it up. The Republicans, who control the Senate, are one vote short of a two-thirds majority, which means that Tommy Williams, who introduced SB 723 believes that at least one of the Democrats in the Senate will vote for it.

It is vital that every Senate Democrat hear from Texans telling them to "oppose SB 723." Please call the Democratic members of the Senate immediately and tell them to stand up for fairness:

Mario Gallegos (512) 463-0106
Wendy Davis (512) 463-0110
Rodney G. Ellis (512) 463-0113
Kirk Watson (512) 463-0114
John Whitmire (512) 463-0115
Carlos I. Uresti (512) 463-0119
Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa (512) 463-0120
Judith Zaffirini (512) 463-0121
Royce West (512) 463-0123
Leticia R. Van de Putte (512) 463-0126
Eduardo A. (Eddie) Lucio, Jr. (512) 463-0127
José R. Rodríguez (512) 463-0129