Students call Beyoncé to speak out on HERO Act

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HOUSTON - When Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) was shot down by the Texas Supreme Court in July, LGBT folks got upset.

Since then, three Texas students gained national attention for launching their #BeyBeaAHERO social media campaign with hopes of getting the attention of none other than Beyoncé.

They hope that enlisting one of Houston's most famous names will encourage young people to vote in favor of keeping the law.

The ordinance was designed to ban discrimination based on sex (as in gender), race, age, and religion, along with sexual orientation and gender identity. This November ballot is the only chance for supporters of HERO to get it passed.

Historically, voter turnout isn't usually high in Houston but with Beyoncé on board, these students may believe all things are possible.

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