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HOUSTON: Mayor Annise Parker Makes $50K Matching Donation In Battle To Keep LGBT Rights Ordinance

From Houston Unites: We have a clear path to winning on Election Day and protecting Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO)—we need to knock on 60,000 doors and keep two TV ads on the air this week. Right now there isn’t enough money in the bank account to cover these expenses. That’s why until Thursday at midnight, Houston’s Mayor Annise Parker …

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NAACP: Keep LGBT Rights In Houston

The NAACP has endorsed the “Yes” side in Houston’s battle to retain its LGBT rights law. In related news, the leaders of 16 local churches yesterday took part in a “Souls To The Polls” campaign in which they urged their congregations to support HERO. Recent polls show the “Yes” side leading by a slim margin with a large percentage of …

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BREAKING: Houston Texans Owner Bob McNair RESCINDS His Donation To Anti-LGBT Rights Campaign

HOLY CRAP! Via the Houston Chronicle: Texans owner Bob McNair is rescinding a $10,000 contribution he made to Campaign of Houston after being involved in a controversy surrounding opposition to HERO, the city’s equal rights ordinance. McNair released a lengthy statement Friday where he said unauthorized statements attributed to his beliefs were distributed that were never discussed with him, saying …

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Houston LGBT Rights Polls: Too Close For Comfort

Two separate polls conducted by Houston television stations show that the Yes On 1 vote, which would keep the city’s LGBT rights law, is leading by an uncomfortably close margin. Most worrying are the undecideds – who make up 18% of the KHOU poll and 20% of the KPRC poll, although the Yes side leads 45-36 in the latter survey. …

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Houston Chronicle Eviscerates Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Over “Cheap & Cynical” Attack On LGBT Rights

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is running his own ads in support of the ugly and lying campaign to repeal Houston’s LGBT rights law. Yesterday the editorial board of Houston Chronicle TORE Patrick a new one. They write: Dan Patrick has been around Houston long enough for Houstonians to consider him a local figure, and he is, of course, but …

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Former Vikings Punter Chris Kluwe To Houston Texans Owner Bob McNair: You Are “Spraying Fecal Chunks” Over The NFL’s Pro-LGBT Campaign

Last week Houston Texans owner Bob McNair wrote a fat check to the viciously anti-gay coalition seeking to repeal Houston’s LGBT rights ordinance. Today former Minnesota Vikings punter and staunch LGBT ally Chris Kluwe sends McNair as BLISTERING open letter. An excerpt: You may not have heard, but the NFL has been working really hard to clean up its image …

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HOUSTON: Family Research Council Issues Ad In Campaign To Repeal LGBT Rights Ordinance [VIDEO]

Yesterday the Family Research Council issued a money beg for the $25,000 they claimed to need to produce a television ad for the campaign to repeal Houston’s LGBT rights law (HERO). Very mysteriously, the ad is already done. Via email: “In the battle over the Houston’s Proposition 1 bathroom bill, LGBT activists don’t have to pay for advertising. The media …

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Hate Group Leader Tony Perkins Issues Money Beg To Help Repeal Houston’s LGBT Rights Ordinance

The Family Research Council wants $25,000 to produce their own ad campaign to help repeal Houston’s LGBT rights law. Tony Perkins writes: This ordinance would allow a biological male to enter the women’s restrooms and other private areas if he identifies as a female that day. It would also criminalize small business owners like bakers, florists, musicians and others who …

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HOUSTON: Hate Group Issues Another Offensive Ad In Campaign To Repeal LGBT Rights Law [VIDEO]

Early voting begins today in the battle to retain Houston’s LGBT rights ordinance and Texas Values has issued yet another douchetastic “bathroom bill” scare ad. They write: On Tuesday, November 3rd, Houston voters will finally have a chance to vote for or against the controversial LGBT “Equal Rights” Bathroom Ordinance (or HERO), known as Proposition 1 on the ballot. The …

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HOUSTON: Early Voting Begins Today In Nasty Referendum To Repeal LGBT Rights Ordinance [VIDEO]

Early voting begins today in the vicious campaign to repeal Houston’s LGBT rights ordinance (HERO) and hate group leaders are flooding Twitter to exhortations to vote against the “bathroom bill.” Mayoral candidate Ben Hall calls himself the “only one who has consistently opposed HERO” and his latest clip is below.

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Houston Texans: We’re Neutral On LGBT Rights

Yesterday news broke that Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has written a $10,000 check to the viciously anti-gay coalition that has placed a repeal of Houston’s LGBT rights ordinance on the November ballot. JMG reader Andrew wrote a complaining letter to the team and this is the response he got back: “Our team Founder, Chairman and CEO, Bob McNair made …

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Tony Perkins Heaps Praise On Houston Texans Owner For Backing LGBT Rights Repeal Campaign

“The owner of the NFL’s Houston Texans isn’t used to sitting on the sidelines — and he doesn’t plan to in the city’s bathroom ordinance debate. With time ticking down to one of the most watched ballot referendums in the country, Bob McNair is joining the team to repeal Houston’s so-called ‘Equal Rights Ordinance’ (HERO). A long-time conservative, the football …

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TEXAS: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Buys Air Time For Campaign To Repeal Houston LGBT Rights Ordinance

As you can see the battle to repeal Houston’s LGBT rights law is really heating up with early voting starting just next week. Please consider pitching in by donating to Houston Unites where the ACLU Of Texas is TODAY doubling all contributions. From Houston Unites: Lieutenant Governor Patrick is pushing an extreme, radical agenda in Houston—spending his campaign money to …

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HOUSTON: NFL Franchise Owner Bob McNair Donates $10K To Help Repeal LGBT Rights Ordinance

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has sent a $10,000 check to the viciously anti-LGBT group behind the campaign to repeal Houston’s LGBT rights law. The Houston Chronicle reports: McNair, a frequent GOP donor, mailed the $10,000 check to opponents earlier this week, according to Campaign for Houston spokesman Jared Woodfill. He said the donation “was very exciting for us.” Critics …

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HOUSTON: Slim Majority Back LGBT Rights Bill, Family Research Council Launches “Vote No” Campaign

After months of screaming, dodgy petitions, and outrageous lies, the haters forced a public referendum on repealing Houston’s LGBT rights ordinance. According to a poll issued today, 52% support retaining the law. Early voting begins on October 19th and the Family Research Council is busy inflaming their troops. Via press release: Money for Parker’s crusade has streamed in from all …

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Pastor Rafael Cruz: It’s Appalling That Houston Elected A Homosexual Mayor [VIDEO]

Brian Tashman writes: Rafael Cruz believes that his son, Texas senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz, is on a divinely inspired mission to overturn the city of Houston’s nondiscrimination ordinance. The elder Cruz, who also serves as a campaign surrogate for his son’s campaign, is not just upset that Houston approved an ordinance protecting LGBT people from discrimination, but is …

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Matt Baume On Trans Bathroom Panic [VIDEO]

Clip recap: “Who’s at risk if trans people have equal access to restroom facilities? In Houston and across the country, Mike Huckabee and friends love to claim that nondiscrimination bills mean that ‘men could use the women’s bathroom,’ which simply isn’t true. Here’s how to push back against the transphobic lie that men are sneaking into women’s rooms — and …

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HOUSTON: Hate Group Calls LGBT Rights Ballot Measure “Filthy And Disgusting” In New Radio Campaign

John Wright has the text of the ad at Towleroad: “No men in women’s bathrooms. Let me tell you why. One day, I hope to be pregnant and deliver my beautiful baby right here in Houston, but I’m concerned because the city of Houston is proposing an ordinance that would allow men to use the women’s bathrooms and locker rooms. …

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HOUSTON: Anti-Gay Pastors Sue Mayor

Via Houston’s CBS affiliate: A group of pastors fighting Houston’s equal rights ordinance has filed a lawsuit against Mayor Annise Parker, claiming she tried to deny voters’ rights and intimidate clergymen opposing her. The legal action comes at the beginning of what’s likely to be a passionate campaign leading up to a referendum on the ordinance in November. “She violated …

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Houston Mayor Annise Parker: We’ll Take This To The Voters And We’ll Win

“Obviously, I am disappointed and believe the court is in error with this eleventh hour ruling in a case that had already been decided by a judge and jury of citizens. Nonetheless, we will proceed with the steps necessary for City Council to consider the issue. At the same time, we are consulting with our outside counsel on any possible …

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