Houston LGBT Ordinance Delay, Early Voting Monday

May 16, 2014

Houston City Council Delays LGBT Ordinance Vote Two Weeks

This week, the Houston City Council voted 12-5 to delay the vote on Mayor Annise Parker’s proposed wide-reaching LGBT ordinance for two weeks. The decision to delay, which is the second time the council has delayed a final vote, comes after a large press conference at Houston City Hall this week that saw a diverse group of Houston leaders, pastors, and state leaders, along with hundreds of supporters, speak out about the serious public safety and religious freedom concerns of the proposed ordinance.

In an attempt to respond to the growing public safety concerns, Mayor Parker announced this week that she was planning to remove the “open restrooms” clause from the ordinance. But despite inaccurate reports by the media, this is simply another attempt to deceive the people of Houston. Legal experts agree, this change in the ordinance will allow MORE men to enter women’s bathrooms. Testimony at the City Council meeting this week made this critical fact clear. Read more legal analysis on this issue.

Our president, Jonathan Saenz, was on FRC’s Washington Watch with Tony Perkins radio program yesterday to discuss all of this week’s developments from the Houston City Council on the LGBT ordinance. Listen to the interview.

Early Voting Starts Monday, Get Your Runoff Voters Guide

Early voting begins this coming Monday in Texas’ May 27 Primary Runoff Election and runs through Friday, May 23. Primary elections in Texas are extremely important, with your vote being amplified even more in the runoff, and can often be the most important election that will play the deciding role in who will represent your values in elected office. So don’t miss out on your opportunity to ensure your elected officials share your values on important issues like religious liberty, marriage, and life.

Our advocacy arm, Texas Values Action, has launched a very informative voters guide for the May 27 Runoff Election at FreeVotersGuide.com. The online and personalized voters guide will give you important information on candidates running in state races and where they stand on important issues impacting faith, family, and freedom in Texas. Get your guide today and vote informed!

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