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…
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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…
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Children’s Book Author Kathryn Otoshi Speaks at Educator’s Breakfast

  Kathryn Otoshi, illustrator and author of the children’s books One, Zero, and the soon-to-be-released Two, gave a group of about 35 teachers and counselors insight into her writing and illustration process at an educators breakfast sponsored by ADL during Congregation Beth Yeshurun’s Young Authors Conference.  Otoshi first said that the theme all of her…
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Educators from Cy-Fair, Houston and Katy to Receive 2014 Walter Kase Teacher Excellence Awards

 Three Houston-area educators have been chosen to receive the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL’s) 2014 Walter Kase Teacher Excellence Award at the Walter Kase Teacher Excellence Award Luncheon at 11:30 a.m., May 2, at the Westin Galleria, 5060 West Alabama, Houston, TX, 77056.  The ADL founded in 1913, is a leading civil rights organization with programs and…
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2014 Walter Kase Teacher Excellence Awards Luncheon

16th Annual Walter Kase Teacher Excellence Awards Luncheon Building Schools That Are No Place for Hate® The Walter Kase Teacher Excellence Awards pay tribute to three Region IV educators for their outstanding efforts to create an atmosphere in our schools that rejects prejudice and regards diversity as a strength.  They are named after Walter Kase,…
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Houston In Concert Against Hate: A Theatre Tribute to American Civil Rights

Houston In Concert Against Hate will be an inspirational evening of theatre honoring the progress of American civil rights over the last 50 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed by President Lyndon Baines Johnson.  Powerful stories of civil rights heroes from Houston and beyond will be presented along with a medley…
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