Houston City Council delays NDO vote

Houston’s controversial proposed nondiscrimination law was delayed on Wednesday as city council members gave pause amid increasing scrutiny from citizens following two overflow crowds at public hearings.

Texas Values Action President Jonathan Saenz said the council’s decision to delay a vote on the ordinance until next week is a rejection of Mayor Annise Parker’s attempt to fast track the law through the chamber without proper scrutiny.

A news release from Texas Values is here

A similar San Antonio law passed in late summer, but not without some amending and prolonged debate.

The proposed law would give explicit legal protections without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status and seeks to open public-use restrooms and showers to transgendered people according to their perceived sex.

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