Voters in Houston on Tuesday rejected by about a 62 percent to 38 percent margin the outgoing lesbian mayor’s attempt to impose a transgender agenda on the city.
The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance would have banned discrimination against transgender people, allowing, for example, men who “perceive” themselves as women to use women’s restrooms, locker rooms and other gender-specific facilities in the city.
Anyone opposing or obstructing them could have been fined $5,000.
The vote with 273 of 910 precincts reporting was 102,884 against and only 63,513 for the ordinance.
The Associated Press reported it as a done deal.
Other jurisdictions have passed transgender-rights measures, but the Houston case was promoted by lesbian Mayor Annise Parker, who subpoenaed the sermons of local pastors who opposed the measure, highlighting the immorality of allowing men to shower with women.
WND broke the story that Parker had ordered five pastors to turn over copies of their sermons and other communications with their congregations. After the story spread further through the Drudge Report, the pastors called for an investigation of city hall’s actions.
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A nationwide outpouring of criticism prompted city officials to drop the subpoenas. But the reputation of the city has already been tarnished, with talk radio icon Rush Limbaugh at the time called the subpoenas “one of the most vile, filthy, blatant violations of the Constitution that I have seen.”
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