Houstonians Unite to Defend Equal Rights Ordinance
July 3, 2014 by Marty Rouse, National Field Director
The Equal Rights Houston Committee, representing a broad coalition of businesses, faith leaders, community organizations, teachers, medical professionals, public safety leaders, elected leaders and neighbors across Houston, announced its intention today to defend Houston’s landmark Equal Rights Ordinance against an attempt by opponents to repeal it. HRC is a proud member of The Equal Rights Houston Committee.
Opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance claimed today that they have submitted 30,000 verified signatures out of a total of 50,000 submitted in total.
To qualify for the November, 2014 ballot just over 17,000 verified signatures of Houston voters are required.
HRC will continue to work alongside Mayor Parker and other city leaders as well as Equality Texas, ACLU-Texas, Houston GLBT Political Caucus, Log Cabin Republicans, Out & Equal, Texas Freedom Network and Texans Together to protect this ordinance and ensure that there is no discrimination in our nation's fourth largest city.
HRC Houston Diversity and Political Co-Chair Lou Weaver with Mayor Annise Parker after her press conference announcing her intention to fight to protect the HERO.
July 30, 2014