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Two Bills and a Court Ruling Pending in Texas

PlanetOut News, January 30, 2001

Texas is among other states that will be considering sodomy repeal measures this year, one introduced by Representative Debra Danburg (D-Houston) and one by openly gay Representative Glen Maxey (D-Austin), HB 389. Danburg expects the bill to make it out of the now-majority-Democrat House criminal jurisprudence committee where it failed last year.

But the Republican Party of Texas’ platform included a public rebuke for two Republican judges on a three-judge state appellate panel who found the law unconstitutional; the full bench of the 14th Court of Appeals will be reviewing their decision, after which an appeal to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals is expected.

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