On the same day a federal appeals court in Virginia ruled against that state’s same-sex marriage ban, a group in Texas is renewing its push for marriage equality.

In Monday’s Capital Tonight, we saw how Equality Texas is putting new pressure on the attorney general’s office and how the Virginia court ruling could eventually affect Texas. Plus, we heard from border sheriffs gathered for the Sheriffs’ Association of Texas convention about the recent wave of illegal immigrants and the governor’s decision to send National Guard troops.


Some of the state’s top political candidates were also at the sheriff’s convention, including Republican attorney general candidate Ken Paxton. We sat down with the Quorum Report‘s Harvey Kronberg to discuss Sen. Paxton’s first campaign appearance since his nomination.


Journalist and author Chris Tomlinson joined us to talk about his new book, “Tomlinson Hill,” about the history of two families with different racial backgrounds — both with the Tomlinson name.