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ADL Welcomes Ruling that Texas Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional

           Houston, TX, February 26, 2014 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomes today’s federal court decision overturning Texas’ marriage ban.  The Court held that Texas’ ban on marriage for same sex couples unconstitutionally deprives Texans of due process and equal protection under the law.             ADL is pleased by the Court’s decision supporting the right of same-sex couples to marry

ADL Commends Law Enforcement for Action in Alleged “Knock Out” Case

  Houston, December 26, 2013–The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) commends the Katy Police Department, Fulshear Police Department, Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office, Drug Enforcement Administration and FBI for acting quickly in an alleged racially motivated “knock-out” assault and sending a message that such crimes will not be tolerated. According to the Department of Justice, 27-year-old Conrad Alvin Barrett has been

ADL Asks for Lamar Mascot Name Change, Saying Current Name “Evokes Negative Stereotype”

(December 5, 2013)–The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has sent a letter to Houston Independent School District (HISD) Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier, asking him to change the name of Lamar High School’s mascot because it evokes a negative stereotype against Native Americans.  ADL has called on professional sports teams to seriously consider moving away from the use of hurtful and offensive mascot

Buck Case Highlights Death Penalty Flaws

The Duane Edward Buck case highlights flaws in the criminal justice system and the process by which capital punishment is imposed in this state.  As an organization dedicated to securing justice and fair treatment for all, the Anti-Defamation League is concerned about these flaws, and believes that no execution should take place until they are addressed.   “The stakes simply are

Bun B. Talks About Houston in Concert Against Hate in Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone’s headline talks about Bun B. as the “first rapper to perform with the Houston Symphony,” and in the interview, Bun B. mentions his collaboration with the Houston Symphony and ADL. He characterizes Houston in Concert Against Hate (November 14) as:  “a concert presentation honoring Houston heroes of civil rights and people who have stood against injustice, against hatred, and