Tag Archives: Plano

TEXAS: Petition To Repeal Plano LGBT Rights Ordinance Ruled Totally Invalid

From the Dallas Morning News: A Plano petition drive aimed at the city’s LGBT ordinance is invalid, the city has announced. Last month, opponents of the city’s Equal Rights Ordinance say they turned in petitions containing more than the 3822 signatures required to force the City Council to repeal the measure or put it on the ballot. Plano officials say ...

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TEXAS: Hate Group Claims Petition Goal Reached To Repeal Plano Rights Law

Via the Dallas Morning News: Opponents of Plano’s Equal Rights Ordinance say they’ve met the deadline and collected the necessary signatures to force the Plano City Council to repeal the ordinance or place it on the ballot. The group has collected about 7,000 signatures, far more than the 3,822 signatures needed by today’s deadline. “We applaud the citizens of Plano ...

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TEXAS: Local Haters Launch Campaign To Repeal Plano’s LGBT Rights Ordinance

As I reported last month, Plano’s recently passed LGBT rights bill contains huge loopholes in the name of “religious liberty.” But that’s not good enough for the local haters. NOTE: If the video won’t display, watch it here. (Tipped by JMG reader Kent)

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TEXAS: Pastors Unite In Campaign To Repeal Plano’s LGBT Rights Ordinance

A coalition of the Texas pastors has launched a website in support of the campaign to place a repeal of Plano’s LGBT rights ordinance to a public vote. Under Plano’s new “Equal Rights Ordinance” (ERO) anything any business owner or employee says or does to another person regarding the person’s gender, sexuality, or “identity” may be a CRIME. Plano now ...

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TEXAS: Plano’s Just-Approved LGBT Rights Ordinance Has Some Big Loopholes

Some of us listening closely during last night’s LGBT rights debate in Plano, Texas picked up on a worrying comment by the city attorney that seemed to indicate that there are “religious freedom” and other loopholes in the ordinance. There are and they are troublesome. According to the revised ordinance, discrimination based on a resident’s sexual orientation or gender identity ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Plano City Council Debates Proposed LGBT Rights Ordinance
UPDATE: Bill Passes By 5-3 Vote!!!

Some business appears to be going on at this writing, but the official start time for the meeting is 7PM Central. Earlier today anti-gay groups called for opponents to the bill to crowd the chamber. It’s not clear if a vote will be taken tonight. Watch the live-stream here. UPDATE: The session was opened with a performance by the Men ...

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TEXAS: AG-Elect Signs Letter Opposing LGBT Rights Ordinance In Plano

Texas Attorney General-elect Ken Paxton has signed an open letter to Plano city officials, demanding that they table a proposed LGBT rights ordinance. From the letter: Honorable Mayor and City Council: As members of the Plano delegation to the Texas legislature and the Collin County Commissioners Court, we are appealing to you to postpone any vote relating to an ordinance ...

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