Is it a surprise that Texas Governor Greg Abbott is opposed to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance? Not exactly, especially given his long record of being against LGBT Texans, equality in general and local control for cities.
But in his effort to stoke the flames of fear and falsehood, our esteemed Governor left out one small detail about the irony of his opposition to Houston Prop 1… his current place of residence.
Like the Lieutenant Governor, Mr. Abbott happens to reside in Austin, Texas… you know, the same city that has had comprehensive Non-Discrimination protections for its citizens since 2004. Before being elected to his current position, Abbott served as Attorney General to the State of Texas
So umm, if the Governor and his family have resided safely in Austin for over a decade (assuming during that time that they also used restroom facilities), then why is it such an atrocity for Houston to implement similar Equal Protections?
Anytime you’d like to respond Governor, I am all ears.