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Equal Rights Ordinance Challenge Update and Ethnic Food Markets: Houston Matters for Thursday, July 10, 2014

Last week, opponents of Houston’s recently-passed non-discrimination ordinance turned in signatures to a petition calling for a November vote to consider repealing the measure. 17,269 signatures are needed from registered Houston voters in order to trigger such a vote. Opponents turned in 50,000, but they are all subject to verification over the next month, and […]

Last week, opponents of Houston’s recently-passed non-discrimination ordinance turned in signatures to a petition calling for a November vote to consider repealing the measure.

17,269 signatures are needed from registered Houston voters in order to trigger such a vote. Opponents turned in 50,000, but they are all subject to verification over the next month, and the total number of legitimate signatures is expected to be lower.

Division over the ordinance focuses largely on protections for gay and transgender Houstonians who are not already federally protected from discrimination. On this edition of Houston Matters, we review what the ordinance says and does, what the basis is for opposition, and how the city and ordinance supporters may respond, should the call for repeal make it onto November’s ballot.

Also this hour: We discuss the latest research and treatment associated with fertility, with Dr. Mazen Abdallah, Medical Director for the Houston Fertility Institute and Assistant Professor at UTHealth.

Plus: Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin visits a number of Houston’s ethnic food markets, and we preview the Houston Symphony’s second annual Day of Music Festival.

Houston Matters gets underway today at noon on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870 or talk@houstonmatters.org.

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