Texas Values Action PAC Releases Video Exposing Dangers of Houston Prop 1 Bathroom Ordinance
Austin, TX, October 20, 2015 – Texas Values Action PAC with the support of Texas Values Action, and CitizenLink, the public policy partner of Focus on the Family, has released an online video that makes clear the dangers of Houston’s Proposition 1 and urges voters in Houston to vote against it. The ordinance will allow biological men to enter women’s bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms and then would criminalize local business owners and organizations who simply insist that people use the bathrooms that correlate to their biological gender.
In addition to safety concerns, Proposition 1 will also put Texans’ religious freedom in the crosshairs by, among other things, forcing business owners to participate in same-sex weddings.
“Houston’s Proposition 1 is a danger to the freedom and safety of every person in Houston. By granting special protection on the basis of “gender identity” in every “place of public accommodation,” the ordinance will create chaos by allowing biological men to enter women’s bathrooms, showers, and lockers rooms. The ordinance will also be used as a weapon against people of faith by criminalizing local business owners, including florists and cake bakers, who simply want to operate their business consistent with theirs beliefs about marriage. If you value the First Amendment and safety, your only choice is to vote against this government ordinance,” said Texas Values Action President Jonathan Saenz, who was born and raised in Houston.
“This is not a political issue. This is a safety and freedom issue and we must make sure that Houston voters understand the practical dangers of the Proposition 1 Bathroom Ordinance. Houston is already a tolerant city, and there is no need for the heavy-handed government dictates found in Proposition 1,” said John Paulton of CitizenLink.
Texas Values Action has been the leading statewide organization working to defeat the ordinance since it was first proposed in early 2014. Early voting is underway and runs through October 30th. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd.
About Texas Values Action and Texas Values Action PAC
Texas Values Action is the 501(c)(4) advocacy arm of Texas Values, a non-profit organization dedicated to standing for faith, family, and freedom in Texas. Texas Values Action PAC is a political action committee associated with Texas Values Action. More information is available at txvaluesaction.org.