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Houston’s Benefits Policy for Same-Sex Couples Goes to the Texas Supreme Court

Posted on · Tomorrow (March 1, 2017), the Texas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Pidgeon v. Turner, a Houston case challenging the city’s benefits policy for married same-sex couples. The court had previously declined to take up the case, but Texas Republicans urged the Texas court to reconsider. We talk about the case and what implications […]

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Same-Sex Benefits Case, and Full Day Pre-K: Tuesday’s Show (Feb. 28, 2017)

Posted on · Tomorrow (March 1, 2017), the Texas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments for Pidgeon v. Turner, a Houston case challenging the city’s benefits policy for married same-sex couples. The court had previously declined to take up the case, but Texas Republicans urged the Texas court to reconsider. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk […]

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The Trickle-Down Effects of Same-Sex Marriage — From the Economy to Corporate Benefits to Estate Planning

Posted on · Two weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state bans on same-sex marriage, effectively declaring it legal in all 50 states. The economic impact of same-sex marriage on families and the community at large goes far beyond the day of “I do,” says LGBT scholar Lee Badgett from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and […]

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Supreme Court Rulings Aplenty: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From the Supreme Court ruling on the Texas abortion law, to the Supreme Court ruling on the EPA regulating emissions from power plants, to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton saying county officials could deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of […]

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How Will Recent Supreme Court Rulings Affect Texas?

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court issued the last of its opinions for this term on Monday. Many of the High Court’s decisions this term carry big implications for the nation — and for the state of Texas in particular. Among the highlights: the court determined bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, that health care subsidies acquired […]