WIN: NCTE Celebrates Failure of Attempt to Repeal Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

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Houston, TX  Mayor Annise Parker held a press conference today to announce that a petition effort to repeal the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) has failed to gather the required amount of signatures. This victory comes after a similar victory earlier this year in Maryland, where opponents of the Fairness for All Marylanders Act also failed to gather enough signatures for a repeal effort of this statewide bill.

Assuming any court appeal fails, Houston will no longer be the largest U.S. city without explicit anti-discrimination protections for transgender people. The National Center for Transgender Equality congratulates local Houston advocates and celebrates this string of victories. People’s basic rights against discrimination should never be put up for a public vote. NCTE will continue to press for nationwide protections for transgender people.

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2 Responses to WIN: NCTE Celebrates Failure of Attempt to Repeal Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

  1. havi3 says:

    Thank you Mayor Annise Parker!!!!!! I completely agree NCTE. Fourteenth Amendment rights are inalienable! How dare some “Houston-we-have-a-problem” Houstonians dare even try!

  2. […] WIN: NCTE Celebrates Failure of Attempt to Repeal Houston Equal Rights Ordinance […]

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