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Topic: Repeal

Texarkana, Arkansas voters to weigh in on anti-discrimination policy Gayly  •  April 5, 2016 TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Texarkana, Arkansas, residents will vote on whether the city’s new anti-discrimination policy will stay or go. The Texarkana Gazette reports that members of the city’s board of directors voted Monday to use nearly $23,000 of the city’s fund balance to pay
Dallas won’t follow Houston on equal rights Chuck Smith, Executive Director, Equality Texas  •  December 17, 2015 2015 has been a landmark year for marriage equality in the United States, but that’s small comfort for the man who was robbed, beaten with a baseball bat and called homophobic slurs by four men in Dallas in September. That’s why equal rights laws such as Dallas’ are more importan
Anchorage, Alaska approves repeal vote for LGBT nondiscrimination law Spectrum  •  December 14, 2015 The city of Anchorage has approved a ballot measure to repeal the city’s nondiscrimination law that added sexual orientation and gender identity to existing equal opportunity laws. However, City Attorney Bill Falsey, who approved the referendum petition, said the proposed ballot language would hav
Effort To Repeal Anchorage’s LGBT Rights Law Focuses On Bathrooms BuzzFeed  •  December 3, 2015 The Anchorage Assembly passed an ordinance banning discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in September. A group of activists is now trying to repeal the ordinance, saying it enables men to prey on girls in public restrooms. Read the story here.
No Evidence Yet of Backlash to Houston HERO Vote Texas Tribune  •  November 12, 2015 Just hours after it became clear that Houston’s non-discrimination ordinance, HERO, would be trounced at the polls last week, Houston Mayor Annise Parker predicted a “direct, economic backlash” for the city, akin to criticism and boycott threats in Arizona and Indiana following similar cont
Houston Tourism Sees First Impact After HERO Fallout Houston Business Journal  •  November 10, 2015 in the days following HERO’s overwhelming defeat in the polls Nov. 3, Mike Waterman, president of the Greater Houston Conventions and Visitors Bureau, has been a busy man. “The concern now is that we’re the only major city in Texas that doesn’t have an equal rights ordinance,
Anti-LGBT Hate Group Vows ‘Texas-Sized Response’ After Dallas Strengthens Transgender Protections Towleroade  •  November 10, 2015 An anti-LGBT hate group that helped repeal Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance is vowing to do the same in Dallas after the City Council voted Tuesday to strengthen transgender protections. A week after HERO was repealed, the Dallas council members voted unanimously to list gender identity and expr
The Anti-Trans Bathroom Nightmare Has Its Roots in Racial Segregation Slate  •  November 10, 2015 The conservative idea that civil rights protections sexually endanger women and children in public bathrooms is not new. In fact, conservative sexual thought has been in the toilet since the 1940s. During the World War II era, conservatives began employing the idea that social equality for African-A
Fayetteville, Arkansas Nondiscrimination Ordinance Goes into Effect Saturday Arkansas Matters  •  November 6, 2015 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A judge has denied a request to stay Fayetteville’s nondiscrimination ordinance, meaning it will go into effect on Saturday. The nondiscrimination ordinance passed by a 53 to 47 percent vote in September, adding employment, housing and public accommodation protectio
Houston Voters Reject Broad Anti-Discrimination Ordinance New York Times  •  November 3, 2015 HOUSTON — A yearlong battle over gay and transgender rights that turned into a costly, ugly war of words between this city’s lesbian mayor and social conservatives ended Tuesday as voters easily repealed an anti-discrimination ordinance that had attracted attention from the White House, sports f