The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, which establishes antidiscrimination protections for LGBT and other citizens, was rejected by voters 61 to 39 percent this week, due in part to the influence of conservative pastors who believe transgender people using public restrooms poses a danger to women, claims that proponents of the ordinance dismiss as fearmongering. What do you think?


“It’s an unfortunate truth that most bathroom safety advocates are single-issue voters.”

Lev Dickel • Cattle Rancher

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“But think of all the good that these pastors theoretically do.”

Jane Luden • Event Hostess

“If gays wanted to win this vote, they should have recruited better.”

Rudy Belling • Crowd Controller

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