Nearly 50 faith leaders of various denominations demonstrated on behalf of LGBT+ Texans in the Texas State Capitol.
Holding sings that said “my faith does not discriminate,” the group delivered a letter signed by more than 200 faith leaders opposed to discriminatory legislation under debate, including SB6 and HB2899.
“Often the voices of people from faith communities that are heard are voices of judgment and condemnation,” Rev. Karen Thompson of the Metropolitan Community Church of Austin, told the Texas Tribune. “We’re here to say that there is another voice of the faith community that is welcome and encouraged.”
While the bills being debated in the Texas legislature are Republican priorities, with the strong support of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, it’s currently unclear whether they’ll advance, as the legislative calendar winds to a close.