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2024 Texas Elections

In her reelection bid, Rep. Shawn Thierry tests whether Democrats will tolerate anti-LGBTQ votes

The Houston Democrat voted for three anti-LGBTQ bills last year, which could make her more vulnerable as she fights for reelection.

State Rep. Shawn Thierry, D-Houston, speaks to a group of her constituents on Feb. 15, 2024, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Houston.

Thierry gives an emotional speech, on the House floor,  on her personal experience during childbirth, on July 31, 2017.
State representatives gather to listen to discussion of a Point of Order brought against SB 14 on the House floor at the state Capitol in Austin on May 12, 2023.
Ricardo Martinez, CEO of Equality Texas, prepares for a press conference in front of people who have gathered on the stairs across from the House floor to protest against SB 14, before it is heard for debate on May 12, 2023.
Lauren Ashley Simmons speaks with volunteers before block walking on Jan. 28, 2024, in the Meyerland neighborhood of Houston.
Lauren Ashley Simmons checks addresses of voters as she block walks on in Houston.

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