This is one of the few states left that will stand their ground in this way.
There is now near certainty that Houston’s controversial equal rights ordinance, known as HERO, will appear on the November ballot, as Texas Supreme Court has suspended it, ruling that City Council must repeal it by August 24 or put it to popular vote.
“We will now get to vote on Mayor Parker’s personal, liberal, LGBT agenda this November!” Jared Woodfill, former Harris County Republican Party chief and ones of the plaintiffs, wrote in a blog post.
The gay rights ordinance, which, among other things, allows members of the opposite sex to use each other’s restrooms, hit the headlines after a group of conservative pastors, known as the Houston Five, were subpoenaed by the city in a lawsuit.
The suit against the city argued that the ballot petition was incorrectly thrown out. The Houston Five were not a party in the suit but did publicly support the petition.
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