Tell Houston City Council: Stop Dangerous LGBT Ordinance

April 30, 2014

Houston Mayor’s LGBT Ordinance in Council Committee Today at 2 PM

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Houston Mayor Annise Parker

Houston Mayor Annise Parker has announced a proposed wide-reaching LGBT ordinance that she plans to fast track into law within the next two weeks. The proposed ordinance is a threat to public safety, Christians, and the private sector of Houston.

The ordinance would give government new power to force private individuals and businesses to affirm homosexual conduct and actual or perceived “gender identity” or face serious criminal penalties, will allow men access to women’s bathrooms and locker rooms and some provisions may also be enforced against churches. Read more analysis of the ordinance.

The ordinance will be presented to the City Council’s Quality of Life Committee today, April 30, at 2 PM, and it has been reported the ordinance will be up for consideration by the full council on May 7. If approved, the ordinance would go into effect immediately.

Texas Values Action president, Jonathan Saenz, will be attending and testifying at the hearing. If you live in the Houston Area and can attend the hearing, we need you to show up. If you are able to testify, the process for speaking at the 2 PM committee meeting is simple:

  • Arrive early (by Noon if possible) to sign-up to speak.
  • Go to City Hall Chambers at 901 Bagby St., 2nd floor (Google Map here), and find the Quality of Life committee meeting.
  • Have a prepared a one-to-two minute statement opposing the LGBT ordinance.
  • Wait for your name to be called and share your statement.

Regardless of whether you are able to attend the committee meeting, we need you to contact the City Council by email and phone. Your voice will make a difference!

Take Action: Please contact the Houston Mayor and City Council and ask them to stop this proposed ordinance from moving forward. The City Council must vote no on any proposal of this type as it threatens public safety and violates the religious freedom of the people of Houston.

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