Austin has one of the most active and prominent LGBT communities in the country. Department of Defense issued directives requiring state units of the National Guard to enroll the same-sex spouses of guard members in federal benefit programs. Austin International Drag Fest Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4. June, Question 38, page 12" PDF. Archived from the original on December 3,
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LGBT culture in Dallas–Fort Worth
By February a committee of the Dallas city council voted to adopt a "comprehensive statement of support" for LGBT Dallasites and city government employees. University of North Texas. Travis County allows the domestic partners of county employees to participate as dependents in the county's group insurance plan. February, Question 41, page 11" PDF. Bush incited other recent cases as shaping the final decision. El Paso County provides health benefits to unmarried partners of county employees.
The following universities have non-discrimination policies for students and employees based on sexual orientation and gender identity: In response,  Jones-Hill stated that the billboard presents same-sex conduct among African-American men as acceptable as long as they safeguard their health. In early Scott Griggs, a member of the Dallas City Council, announced that he was writing a pro-LGBT resolution;  the resolution asked to allow same-sex couples to have the same marriage rights as opposite sex couples. The following school districts have both employee welfare and student welfare policies prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression: Sodomy laws in the United States before May, Question 24, page 7" PDF. Splash Days Austin, TX.