Plaintiffs in same-sex marriage suits learn of deeper roots Express-News.com, July 29, 2014 Being among a small group of plaintiffs nationwide who are challenging state bans on same-sex marriage united a Kentucky man and a Texas woman, but a look at their ancestry has led them to believe their bond extends deeper than that.QSan Antonio, August 1, 2014 The University of Texas at San Antonio will soon add the journals of artist and activist Gene Elder to its UTSA Libraries Special Collections which has a section dedicated to local gay history.” Are we acting like the oppressor by saying, “You are not like the rest of us who supported the NDO, so you can’t be Mayor?” Do we not want to build bridges of alliances in San Antonio with all communities, even those who disagree with us?
But during the open comment period of the July 22 special council session where her colleagues voted her into office, a host of San Antonio LGBT activists voiced their hope that whoever took office would continue to support and also bolster the Non-Discrimination Ordinance.Most of the 20 residents who signed up to speak at the special City Council meeting were there to sound off about Taylor, even those who declined to mention any of the four appointee hopefuls by name. The Source, Texas Public Radio, July 22, 2014 District 6 Councilman Ray Lopez withdrew his name from being considered for mayor, paving the way for the city's first African American mayor, District 2 Councilwoman Ivy Taylor.Opinion: The LGBT community should reconsider Ivy Taylor By Marsha Warren, QSan Antonio, July 21, 2014 Are we punishing those who disagree with us when we point fingers and say, “Not you?Photos -- City Council selects new mayor QSan Antonio Facebook Album, July 22, 2014 Photos from the July 22 City Council meeting at which the interim mayor was selected.With Taylor at helm, back to business Editorial, San Antonio Express-News, July 23, 2014 Castro, who resigned to become secretary of Housing and Urban Development, leaves big shoes to fill, and the job is demanding under any circumstances.However, one sentence in the statement made clear who they did not want to get the job.CAUSA issues statement on selection of interim mayor QSan Antonio, July 18, 2014 CAUSA (Community Alliance for a United San Antonio) issued a statement on Friday, July 18 regarding the selection of the interim mayor. Major AT&T Project Could Be In Jeopardy If Company Violated NDO Texas Public Radio, July 18, 2014 The city is now putting pressure on AT&T to come up with documentation in the case of contract employee Matt Hileman, a transgender man, who found a derogatory note about him at work and overheard co-workers threatening to harm him. Lesbian couple says local bar violated San Antonio's NDO KENS5.com, July 17, 2014 Two San Antonio women claim they were kicked out of Sanchez Ice House on South San Saba Street after they were seen kissing inside. And a pledge beforehand not to run for mayor in May shouldn't be a requirement.Even those who opposed Taylor's selection because of her vote against the city's non-discrimination ordinance should hope she has a productive tenure during the 10-plus months before the city's next elected mayor takes office.Taylor won't be a passive caretaker By Gilbert Garcia, Express-News.com, July 22, 2014 From the beginning of Tuesday's three-hour process to appoint an interim mayoral successor to Julián Castro, it was all about Ivy Taylor.This is puerile sophistry in defense of discrimination.QSan Antonio, August 9, 2014 On Thursday, August 7, former City Councilwoman Elena Guajardo filed the necessary paperwork needed to be considered for the temporary appointment to replace City Councilman Cris Medina who is attending Air Force Reserve Training for the next two months Transcending the LGBT label in politics and beyond By Richard Farias, San Antonio Current, August 6, 2014 During a special session on July 22, San Antonio City Council voted Ivy Taylor into office as interim mayor.