Posted on · The Human Rights Campaign ranks Houston well below other major Texas cities, largely due its repeal of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO)
Posted on · Watching North Carolina fight the federal government on its bathroom law, former Houston Mayor Annise Parker reflects on Houston's own battle over an equal-rights ordinance.
Posted on · The findings in Rice University’s 35th Houston Area Survey come a few months after voters overwhelmingly rejected a non-discrimination ordinance.
Posted on · Houston had a busy 2015, to say the least. As the year draws to a close, we look back at some of the biggest news stories from the past 12 months in Greater Houston on this special edition of Houston Matters. Of course, there were too many stories to mention them all, but we try […]
Posted on · News 88.7/KHOU 11 News Election Poll shows only 35 percent would vote for a nondiscrimination ordinance that doesn’t include gender identity.
Posted on · Mayor Annise Parker announced this week she won’t revive HERO. Now, it will be up to the next mayor to deal with the issue—if he chooses.
Posted on · We all have little tricks to make our lives in Houston easier. Maybe yours include avoiding crowds by shopping for groceries during a Texans game, or maybe you know a special shortcut around traffic. On this edition of Houston Matters, we share your Houston life hacks. We also hear examples from Viula Torgerson, who writes […]
Posted on · Despite voters repealing Houston’s equal rights ordinance, Mayor Annise Parker says it is not the end of the HERO law. Her options are limited as she reaches the end of her term.
Posted on · Federal civil rights laws protect employees against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is cracking down on violators.
Posted on · From polling places around Greater Houston to campaign rallies, and from victory cheers to concession speeches, we hear some of the sounds of Election Day 2015 in Houston.
Posted on · An ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people in Houston failed to win voter approval. The defeat nullifies one of Annise Parker’s biggest achievements as mayor.
Posted on · Houston's broad-ranging anti-discrimination bill may fail to pass because of vociferous critics who say it would let transgender people use public bathrooms that conform to their gender identities.
Posted on · From a federal judge dismissing a civil rights lawsuit filed by Chad Holley, to a really bad week for the Houston Texans, to a study linking bacon to cancer: our rotating panel of "non-experts" comes together to consider The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of the week's Houston news. This week's panel of non-experts […]
Posted on · Those who oppose the so-called HERO law say it allows men inside women’s bathrooms. Supporters say it protects residents from discrimination. But which message is resonating with voters—and why?
Posted on · 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 […]