Houston Matters

A Voter’s Guide to the HERO Ordinance

With early voting underway starting today (Oct. 19, 2015), we thought it would be useful to walk through the entire Houston Equal Rights Ordinance saga – from the legal and political disputes, to the dueling ad campaigns over Proposition 1, to the language on the ballot, and in the ordinance itself. That represents a lot […]

With early voting underway starting today (Oct. 19, 2015), we thought it would be useful to walk through the entire Houston Equal Rights Ordinance saga – from the legal and political disputes, to the dueling ad campaigns over Proposition 1, to the language on the ballot, and in the ordinance itself.

That represents a lot to examine in about 15 minutes. That’s why the entire Houston Matters team now reports on what has become an especially contentious ordinance:

  • Edel Howlin starts with a look at the language of the ordinance.
  • Craig Cohen looks at the objections to the ordinance.
  • Paige Phelps examines potential misinformation in dueling ad campaigns about the issue.
  • Michael Hagerty looks at why there’s been so much contention over the ordinance.
  • And Maggie Martin details what the mayoral candidates have had to say about it.

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