Gay Rights Opponents Work To Defeat LGBT Protections Bill In Jacksonville

Carlos Santoscoy | On Top Magazine | November 30, 2015

Opponents of LGBT rights are looking to expand on their victory in Houston by blocking passage of a similar bill in Jacksonville, Florida.

Houston voters earlier this month repealed the city’s LGBT-inclusive anti-bias law that prohibited discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on more than a dozen characteristics. Opponent who forced the law onto the ballot succeeded with the misleading message that it would give sexual predators pretending to be women access to women’s restrooms. Many politicians, including Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, repeated the false claim.

“No men in women’s bathrooms,” he said in a tweet calling on Houston voters to repeal the law.

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