Texas is home to many of the tallest skyscrapers in the United States and
is the only state in the U.S. to have three cities with populations exceeding one million:
Houston, San Antonio, and Dallas; which are also among the 10 largest cities of the
United States. Austin and Fort Worth are in the top 20 largest U.S. cities. One out of
two Texans reside in the metropolitan areas of Dallas–Fort Worth or Houston.
Texas is internationally known for its energy and aeronautics industries, and for
its use of ship channel at the Port of Houston, the largest in the U.S. in international
commerce and the sixth-largest port in the world. The Texas Medical Center contains
the world's largest concentration of research and healthcare institutions.
Texas is one of the top filmmaking states in the United States, just after
California and New York.
Texas Gay Issues:
2005 - Anti-same-sex marriage constitutional amendment banned marriage
or any other forms of partnership recognition for same-sex couples
2003 - Anti-same-sex marriage statute banned marriage for same-sex couples.
Has domestic violence laws that are gender neutral
and include household members and dating partners.
(Misdemeanor) Maximum Penalty: $500.00 Fine
Second-Parent Adoption For Gays And Lesbians
Trial courts have granted second-parent adoptions
Sexually Oriented Hate Crimes
Has hate crime laws that include crimes based in
Some Texas Cities:
Abilene - Amarillo - Arlington - Austin - Beaumont - Brownfield
Brownsville - Corpus Christi - Dallas - Del Rio - El Paso - Fort Worth
Galveston - Houston - Huntsville - Killeen - Laredo - Longview - Odessa
Pecos - San Antonio - Temple - Tyler - Waco - Wichita Falls
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