Houston City Council Delays LGBT Ordinance

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from Texas Values,

Jonathan Saenz

This week, the Houston City Council voted 12-5 to delay the vote on Mayor Annise Parker’s proposed wide-reaching LGBT ordinance for two weeks. The decision to delay, which is the second time the council has delayed a final vote, comes after a large press conference at Houston City Hall this week that saw a diverse group of Houston leaders, pastors, and state leaders, along with hundreds of supporters, speak out about the serious public safety and religious freedom concerns of the proposed ordinance.

In an attempt to respond to the growing public safety concerns, Mayor Parker announced this week that she was planning to remove the “open restrooms” clause from the ordinance. But despite inaccurate reports by the media, this is simply another attempt to deceive the people of Houston. Legal experts agree, this change in the ordinance will allow MORE men to enter women’s bathrooms. Testimony at the City Council meeting this week made this critical fact clear.

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