The city of Houston rejects a politically correct “anti-bias” measure:
A yearlong battle over gay and transgender rights that turned into a costly, ugly war of words between this city’s lesbian mayor and social conservatives ended Tuesday as voters repealed an anti-discrimination ordinance that had attracted attention from the White House, sports figures and Hollywood celebrities.
The City Council passed the measure in May, but it was in limbo after opponents succeeded, following a lengthy court fight, in putting the matter to a referendum.
Supporters said the ordinance was similar to those approved in 200 other cities and prohibited bias in housing, employment, city contracting and business services for 15 protected classes, including race, age, sexual orientation and gender identity. Opponents said the measure would allow men claiming to be women to enter women’s bathrooms and inflict harm, and that simple message — “No Men in Women’s Bathrooms” — was plastered on signs and emphasized in television and radio ads, turning the debate from one about equal rights to one about protecting women and girls from sexual predators.
The cat is out of the bag. Voters now understand that these seemingly innocuous ordinances will be used against them by the sexual freakshows and political activists. What are called “anti-discrimination” measures are violations of the Constitutional right to free association. The entire concept of “civil rights” has proven to be a complete disaster; the worst predictions of the segregationists proved to be optimistic.
Not that the SJWs are giving up any time soon. Notice something very strange about this “news” report. Where are the results of the referendum? It’s like a sports report on the World Series that says the Mets lost, but doesn’t tell you what the score was.
From this, we can surmise that the SJWs lost badly. And yes, as it happens, that’s precisely what happened as the SJW measure was voted down 61-39.
Houston’s controversial equal rights ordinance failed by a wide margin
Tuesday, with voters opting to repeal the law that offered broad
non-discrimination protections, according to incomplete and unofficial