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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas LGBTQ Caucus marks major victory, killing bill they feared would hurt gay people

The LGBTQ Caucus, formed this year, notched a major victory Thursday evening, defeating a controversial measure as the Texas House raced toward a midnight deadline.

State Rep. Julie Johnson, D-Carrollton, speaks with a colleague in the House Chamber on March 5, 2019.

Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.

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