Monday, May 9, 2011

ALERT: Anti-Trans Marriage Bill Back on Senate Intent Calendar

SB 723 by Tommy Williams (R - The Woodlands) is back on the Senate's intent calendar for tomorrow, May 10th. The bill would remove a court ordered change of sex from the list of documents that could be used to prove identity when obtaining a marriage license. More broadly, William's stated intent is to prohibit Texans who have changed their legally recognized sex, for any reason, from getting married.

Equality Texas has issued an action alert calling on all Texans to contact their State Senators and tell them to oppose SB 723. They've set up an easy to use form e-mail that will automatically be sent to your Senator here. It takes less that 30 seconds to send so please fill it out and encourage everyone on your social networks to do the same.

For extra credit you can also call your Senator, which will take about a minute, and tell them to "oppose SB 723." You can also ask your Senator to speak with their colleagues and encourage them to oppose SB 723 as well. If you don't know your State Senator's phone number you can find it here.

For even more extra credit please consider calling Sen. Carlos Uresti, who is likely the crucial 20th vote needed to bring this bill up for consideration. His capitol office number is (512) 463-0119 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (512) 463-0119 end_of_the_skype_highlighti..

The whole thing, extra credit included, should take less than 3 minutes and could be crucial in defeating, once and for all, this hateful legislation.

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