After months of uncertainty, the ballot language for the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. In a move ordered by the Texas Supreme Court, Houston City Council retooled the measure by a vote of 17 to 0.
Here’s more from Houston Unites…
The ballot language is final: On the November ballot, Houstonians will vote “Yes” on Proposition 1 to uphold Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance.
It’s hard to believe, but in just 68 days, Houston voters will go to the polls to determine the fate of our city’s equal rights ordinance that ensures no one faces discrimination, regardless of race, religion, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.
Whether or not we win will come down to how many Houstonians turn out to vote—which is why starting now, we have to send the message far and wide that a “Yes” vote on Proposition 1 is a vote to treat everyone fairly under the law.
As discussed previously, the new language is exactly what HERO opponents wanted. The coalition has already gotten started spreading hate and lies. But even despite that fact, Houston Unites and supporters of Equality are ready for the fight.
So remember in November…
And before then, be sure to check out Houston Chronicle journalist Lisa Falkenberg’s epic take down of the Anti-HERO campaign.