TEXAS

This page contains state-specific research for the state of Texas:

Census Snapshot: 2010

Same-sex couples per 1,000 households by census tract (adjusted)

  • Administrative Impact of Adding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity to Texas’s Employment Non-Discrimination Law

    By Christy Mallory & M.V. Lee Badgett
    December 2012
     
    Texas law does not prohibit employment discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Based on data from the U.S. Census, it is estimated that approximately 431,095 LGBT workers live in Texas. Adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the state’s non-discrimination law would offer protection to these workers, and would have a minimal impact on state agencies and the state budget.

     
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  • The Potential Impact of Voter Identification Laws on Transgender Voters

    By Jody L. Herman
    April 2012
     
    Voter ID laws in the following nine states may create substantial barriers for over 25,000 transgender voters in the November 2012 general election: Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. All of these states have passed strict photo ID laws and could have them in place before the election season.

     
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  • Texas – Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law and Documentation of Discrimination

    Memorandum
    September 2009
     
    This report documents public sector employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in Texas. The report is part of a 15 chapter study that documents a widespread and persistent pattern of unconstitutional discrimination by state governments against LGBT people.

     
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  • Texas - Census Snapshot: 2000

    By Adam P. Romero, Clifford J. Rosky, M.V. Lee Badgett, Gary J. Gates
    January 2008
     
    Demographic and economic information about same-sex couples and same-sex couples raising children based on data from Census 2000.

     
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