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 · Parker says she’ll continue to fight for equal rights for the LGBTQ community, among other issues, and she leaves the door open to another run for office.
Posted on · While the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance may be gone, there are still local protections in place for transgender individuals at the University of Houston and in HISD schools. SB 6 would strike those down, along with similar rules in five other Texas cities.
Posted on · The bill would bar governments from forcing religious leaders to hand over copies of their sermons. It stems directly from former Mayor Annise Parker’s battle with pastors over the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.
Posted on · Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick wants the Texas Legislature to make it illegal for government officials to subpoena pastors’ sermons.
Posted on · Houston LGBT advocates are hoping to build closer political ties with groups that showed their solidarity in the aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shootings.
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 Texans’ president Jamey Rootes succeeded JPMorgan Chase’s Gina Luna as Partnership chair at the group’s annual meeting.
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 · 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 · 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 · 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 […]