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Senator Wendy Davis On LGBT Rights In Texas

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis became a household name earlier this year after staging a historic filibuster to block a bill that would impose stricter abortion regulations in the state of Texas.

Now, Davis is taking a stand on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights and responding to the recent nondiscrimination ordinance that passed in San Antonio, Texas, claiming that it needs to set a precedent for the rest of the state to follow. She told the Texas Tribune:

I hope that [a nondiscrimination ordinance] becomes something that is commonplace... I look forward to a Texas where we see that in every city in the state... [it's] important that people be treated equally in the workplace, plain and simple.

Wendy Davis recently announced that she would be running for Governor of Texas in the 2014 election -- visit her campaign website for more information.


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