Houston mayor drops controversial part of proposed Civil Rights Ordinance

Houston mayor drops controversial part of proposed Civil Rights Ordinance

A long list of speakers had signed up for Tuesday’s Houston City Council meeting. More than 100 people wanted to give the mayor and council a piece of their mind, from state lawmakers to church leaders to common citizens, all speaking out about Houston’s proposed equal rights ordinance.

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by Doug Miller / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on May 13, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 13 at 4:07 PM

HOUSTON -- On the eve of a city council vote, Houston Mayor Annise Parker says she's dropping one of the most controversial parts of her proposed Civil Rights Ordinance.

Parker's decided to cut any mention of transgendered people deciding which restrooms they should use. 

Critics seized upon that part of the mayor's sweeping anti-discrimination proposal, which has triggered emotional debate at City Hall.

Houston City Council is expected to pass the ordinance on Wednesday, May 14.

 

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