How will the November Election in Houston Affect You?
When it comes to taking time to stand in line and go vote, it is often difficult to quantify the results of the time invested in the voting process. Only a fraction of Houstonians take the time to exercise their right to vote, and to some it appears as though time spent voting is time wasted, with no tangible results.
Personally I disagree with that viewpoint, but I can understand how some may come to that conclusion.
But this fall you will have an opportunity to directly affect policy that is sure to impact your life, if you spend much time within the Houston city limits.
You see, those individual on the Houston City Council, aligned with Democrat Mayor Parker, are attempting to deceive the voters of Houston, by passing what is known as the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, known as the HERO ordinance, or as it will be presented on the ballot, Proposition One.
Now EVERYONE is for equal rights, and EVERYONE loves a Hero, don’t they, so how could you go wrong by voting for equal rights?
The ballot language reads as follows:
Proposition 1: [Relating to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.] Are you in favor of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, Ord. No. 2014-530, which prohibits discrimination in city employment and city services, city contracts, public accommodations, private employment, and housing based on an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, military status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or pregnancy?”
At first glance, it appears as though this is something most of us could get behind and support. But those that are seeking to deceive Houston voters failed to mention that the reason this proposition is on the ballot, is because the ordinance was overturned when thousands of Houstonians signed petitions stating that they did not want men to be able to enter women’s bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms.
Mayor Parker and her accomplices attempted to reject those signatures, and a court battle ensued, and the Texas Supreme Court gave the city a choice to either drop the ordinance, or put it to a vote by the good people of Houston.
So Mayor Parker put lipstick on the pig and presented the proposition with the language listed above, in a deceitful move to hoodwink Houston voters.
I’m sure you will see through this, and care enough for the women in your life, your mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, and others who deserve the right to only be seen by others of their same gender, in the privacy and sanctuary of restrooms, in moments when they may be most vulnerable.
Vote NO to Proposition One during early voting, starting October19, or on Election Day, November third, and send a message to protect the women of Houston from intrusion in their private moments!