HERO

Petition seeks anti-trans charter amendment

Not satisfied with efforts to repeal Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance, one anti-LGBT activist is calling for a charter amendment to ban transgender protections in the city.

Houston group: Boycott over LGBT protections

In a desperate attempt to stem the tide of LGBT equality, an anti-gay Houston-based group is declaring war on businesses that support local nondiscrimination ordinances in Texas.

Judge orders jury trial for HERO lawsuit

A Houston judge on Tuesday ordered that a lawsuit surrounding the city's Equal Rights Ordinance will be heard by a jury, not him, delivering what HERO opponents say is a big victory to them.

HERO opponents ask judge for jury trial

Opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance squared off in court on Friday, trying to persuade state District Judge Robert Schaffer to grant a jury trial in their challenge to the ordinance.

Houston gets an F for LGBT equality efforts

The largest city in Texas flops when it comes to LGBT inclusion, as Houston received a failing score on a new equality index and lags behind several other municipalities in the state.

LGBT activists to anti-gay haters: ‘Stand For Love’

Gay Houston countered an anti-gay rally that drew thousands on Sunday with their own counter-protest and a clothing drive to help homeless LGBT youth.

LGBT activists counter HERO haters with 3 events

Gay Houston plans to counter a mega rally of anti-gay haters on Sunday with a trio of events this weekend to support the city's beleaguered Equal Rights Ordinance.

Parker pulls controversial pastor subpoenas

Mayor Annise Parker, after two weeks of intense criticism over subpoenas issued to pastors suing the city over HERO, announced Wednesday that they will be withdrawn.

Parker: Subpoenas not bullying anti-HERO pastors

A frustrated Mayor Annise Parker announced Friday that attorneys working for the city narrowed subpoenas in the HERO lawsuit to help calm a feeding frenzy among conservative opponents of the measure who claimed the city was bullying pastors.

Parker: HERO not a tool for sexual predators

Mayor Annise Parker continued to swat down concerns that the city's stalled Equal Rights Ordinance would allow sexual predators to prowl public restrooms during a radio show on Tuesday.

HERO effort falls short of forcing public vote

Opponents of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance failed to gather enough valid signatures to put the measure before voters, city officials announced on Monday.

Decision on HERO repeal to come next week

Houston city officials expect to know next week if opponents of the equal rights ordinance gathered enough signatures to put the measure up for a public vote in November.

Chronicle: Don’t snatch away HERO protections

The Houston Chronicle weighed in on efforts to undo the city’s new Equal Rights Ordinance, calling it a misguided effort to settle civil rights measures at the ballot box.

Parker blasts effort against HERO ordinance

Mayor Annise Parker blasted a petition effort from opponents of Houston's new Equal Rights Ordinance, calling it a "strange obsession" to undo the city's first comprehensive non-discrimination law.
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