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January 2014 Archives

Can Texas Employers Ban Breastfeeding?

Following the public outcry over a Victoria's Secret customer who was not allowed to breastfeed in a fitting room, customers and business owners alike are wondering whether Texas employers can legally ban breastfeeding.

The answer to that question depends on a range of factors, including a woman's right to breastfeed and her right to accommodations.

Mayor Parker Calls For LGBT Non-Discrimination Law

In her final inaugural address, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, the first openly gay mayor of a major American city, repeated her call for the City Council to pass an LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance. Similar legislation has been proposed in the past, but to no avail.

Houston is the only major city in Texas that does not offer comprehensive citywide LGBT protections, according to the Lone Star Q.