Advertisement

Texas News

News > Texas News > Gay advocates rally at Texas Democratic Convention

Gay advocates rally at Texas Democratic Convention

About two dozen gay pride advocates have waved flags and signs during the final day of the Texas Democratic Convention in Dallas.

Members of the Stonewall Democrats on Saturday stormed the floor during a speech by state Sen. Royce West, whose district is hosting the gathering.

Activists waved rainbow flags and homemade signs, then posed for a group picture as West called from the stage, "We're here for you."

The demonstration was focused more on state politics than gay marriage rights since, at the Texas Republican Convention two weeks ago, delegates approved a party platform sanctioning therapy to turn gay people straight.

A federal judge has declared the Texas gay marriage ban unconstitutional and issued a preliminary injunction. The state is appealing. 

Llano Co. Sheriff's Office photos Jamie Petronella, 24, of Blanco, was sentenced to 30 in prison for the offense...
An area of the College Station police department parking lot set up to provide a safe location for people selling...
(Photo: Shutterstock/ Natalia Bratslavsky) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas' Republican-controlled House has approved...
(Photo: Shutterstock/ GlebStock) HOUSTON (AP) - A black Texas congressman said Saturday that he's been threatened...
Photo: Shutterstock The Texas Health and Human Services Commission announced that Texas has been awarded $27.4...