U.S. District Judge Kenneth Hoyt overturned Houston's attempt to defend the policy that give benefits to the city's LGBT workers' spouses in a federal court. But even though we lost a battle for LGBT workers, the war goes on.
While in April, we wondered if Houston would allow the protection of LGBT people, opponents of the equal benefits ordinance had submitted a petition to send the issue to a vote before it is subsequently rejected by a court for fraud. Then the Supreme Court of Texas, seized by the same opponents, asked the municipality of Houston to repeal the ordinance or to submit it to a vote. Well, finally the matter will be submitted to vote in November.