Topic: Equality

Policies Against Same-Sex Parenting Not Science-Based

Nov. 19, 2015
Same Sex Parents

One tenet of the debate surrounding same-sex marriage has focused on whether same-sex parents provide poorer conditions for raising children compared with different-sex parents. Political and public dialogue ensures that this notion remains pervasive and persuasive. And it isn’t just talk: Laws exist that implicitly reflect the rhetoric that somehow same-sex parents are different. This is wrong and must stop. The science just isn’t there to back up these policies and laws.

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Hardships Will Only Grow For Youths When Exclusion Wins

Nov. 13, 2015

Exclusion translates to real-life costs and hardships for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youths. Yet we know that inclusive public policies and laws provide an even playing field and create strong communities where all people feel safe, valued and respected. Isn’t that what we want for everyone? Apparently for some in Texas, the answer is “no.”

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Jody Conradt Fund to Support Female College Students

Dec. 2, 2009

The Jody Conradt Endowed Excellence Fund has been established at The University of Texas of Austin to inspire and instruct students on the importance of leadership and equity and to promote faculty research in that area.

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East Austin Activists and Organizations Receive Community Leadership Awards

Dec. 8, 2008

Six inspiring individuals and three organizations dedicated to achieving social justice and equality in Austin have received the Community Leadership Award from The University of Texas at Austin.

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22nd Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium, March 25-28, Examines the Black and Latino Experience in America

March 19, 2008

The University of Texas at Austin's 22nd Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights, March 25-28, will feature keynote speaker Ron Kirk, J.D., the first African American mayor of Dallas.

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