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.
It is ultimately the residents of Houston who will decide whether the discrimination against LGBT people should remain possible or not.
The municipal council, led by openly lesbian Mayor Annise Parker, preferred to put the issue to the November Ballot rather than to revoke the order known as the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).