Parker says city will put HERO on November ballot

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HOUSTON, TX – Houston’s mayor says the city has heard the message from the Texas Supreme Court, suspending the city’s equal rights ordinance (HERO) until it can be put to a vote.

In a ruling Friday, the state’s highest court ruled that Houston needed to repeal HERO or hold a vote on it. Annise Parker says the city will do the latter with a council meeting planned soon to get the issue on the November ballot. Parker says she’s confident it will pass.

“My Houston doesn’t believe in discrimination. I have every confidence that they will affirm this nondiscrimination ordinance that applies to everyone from pregnant women to veterans to gay people to transgendered people,” said Parker.

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