“This result is evidence that the city government has made a mess of this issue and they have made the community more divided. Despite today’s ruling, we stand united with the people of Houston against this divisive and oppressive ordinance. It’s been clear throughout this lengthy process that Mayor Parker will go to any length to shut the people of Houston out of this process and force residents to accept this LGBT special rights law against their will. Houstonians should be the ones to decide this issue, and we believe Texas’ appellate courts will ultimately preserve the voting rights of the people. When the people finally get their say, this ordinance will be voted down.” – Jonathan Saenz, head of Texas Values.