Lt. Gov States Houston Prop 1 “Defies Common Decency” in Video
Austin, TX October 19, 2015 – Today, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick released a video to oppose Houston Proposition 1, the LGBT “Equal Rights” ordinance which would allow men into women’s bathrooms and punish private business owners for their beliefs on marriage and sexuality. The Lt. Gov stated he has not met anyone who agrees with the ordinance and declared the ordinance “defies common decency” and urged Houstonians to vote against Houston Proposition 1.
Last year Houston Mayor Annise Parker pushed her blatant liberal agenda when she tried to illegally disenfranchise voters and silence Houston pastors on this very ordinance by attempting to subpoena their sermons and private church communications. A unanimous Texas Supreme Court ruled against the Mayor in July, ordering the Council to stop enforcement of the ordinance and allow Houstonians to vote on the ordinance.
The Lt. Gov.’s video comes on the first day of early voting for Texans. Houstonians will have a choice to vote for or against the ordinance that drew national attention after the Mayor of Houston subpoenaed 5 pastors for speaking against the ordinance last year.
“I was born and raised in Houston and I am proud and thankful for the leadership of Lt. Gov. Patrick who has chosen to oppose the local Houston Prop 1, a very dangerous and divisive new law. He joins other leaders who oppose Houston Prop 1 like business giant and Houston Texans owner, Bob McNair; African American Mayoral Candidate Ben Hall, and Houston Astros baseball hero, Lance Berkman. This type of ordinance has been defeated in 10 other cities within the past year, and two other cities voted to repeal such laws after their city councils ignored the will of the people. The Houston ordinance should be voted down as well.”
Within just the past year the legislatures of Idaho, Wyoming, and North Dakota declined to add sexual orientation and gender identity to their nondiscriminationn laws. So have the following cities: Berea, KY (October 2014), Fountain Hills, AZ (November 2014), Beckley, WV (December 2014), Glendale, AZ, which hosted this year’s Super Bowl (January 2015), Bardstown, KY (March 2015), Charlotte, NC (March 2015), Scottsdale, AZ (March 2015), Elkhart, IN (July 2015), and Goshen, IN (August 2015). Voters in both Fayetteville, AR and Springfield, MO, recently repealed the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity to their nondiscrimination laws. Read more.
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