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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