Houston Residents Officially Say No To LGBT Law
Over 50,000 Referendum Signatures Delivered To The City
Houston, TX, July 3, 2014 – A group of pastors and community leaders who have led the opposition to Mayor Annise Parker’s “Equal Rights Ordinance” that includes a provision allowing biological males to enter women’s restrooms, delivered petitions to Houston City Hall today containing well above the minimum number of qualified signatures to certify a referendum on the measure. Houston leaders presented over 50,000 referendum petitions to repeal Mayor Annise Parker’s “Equal Rights Ordinance” passed by Houston City Council that targets family business owners and churches, and is a special favor for the LGBT community. The City must now repeal the anti-religious liberty ordinance or place it on the ballot for a vote by the people.
Jonathan Saenz, president of Texas Values Action, released the following statement:
“Today, the people of Houston declare their independence from the tyranny of Mayor Annise Parker and the City Council. City leaders refused to listen before when there was overwhelming opposition to its anti-religious liberty and LGBT special rights law. The voice of liberty and the voice of Houston will not be denied, not on Independence Day or any other day in America and Texas.”
Pastor Max Miller spoke for the coalition praising the effort made to achieve this difficult threshold in only thirty days:
”We are very pleased and humbled by the outpouring of support and tireless work from citizens all over Houston, and in particular the incredible response from churches throughout the city of every color, size and background. Given the difficult requirements of only allowing City of Houston registered voters to collect signatures and that every petition be notarized, to acquire over 50,000 signatures in this short time is an amazing achievement by the people of this city.”
About Texas Values Action
Texas Values Action is the new advocacy arm of Texas Values, a non-profit organization dedicated to standing for faith, family, and freedom in Texas. More information is available at txvaluesaction.org.