Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Houston Mayor Defends Controversial Ordinance Critics Say Will Allow Men in Women's Bathrooms
Christian Post ^ | 07/08/2014 | Michael Gryboski

Posted on 07/08/2014 11:40:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

In response to a petition that reportedly garnered over 50,000 signatories, the mayor of Houston has pledged to defend an antidiscrimination ordinance that critics say will allow transgendered men to use women's bathrooms.

Mayor Annise Parker, supporter of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, has stated that the ordinance will not be repealed.

"The Houston I know does not discriminate, treats everyone equally and allows full participation by everyone in civic and business life," said Parker, in a statement shared with The Christian Post.

"We don't care where you come from, the color of your skin, your age, gender, what physical limitations you may have or whom you choose to love. I am confident voters will soundly defeat any challenge to the ordinance."

In May, the Houston City Council voted 11 to 6 to approve an "Equal Rights Ordinance" for the city. The ERO amended Chapters 2, 15 and 17 of Houston's Code of Ordinances, prohibiting discrimination in public facilities and private employment on the basis of "protected characteristics."

This list of protected characteristics included race, color, ethnicity, sex, national origin, age, familial and marital status, military status, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Critics of ERO have claimed that it will have several unintended consequences, such as allowing transgendered men to use women's bathrooms.

(Excerpt) Read more at christianpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bathrooms; gender; houston

1 posted on 07/08/2014 11:40:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Annise Parker, mayor of Houston, Texas.
2 posted on 07/08/2014 11:40:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
Great! As if the line wasn't long enough already in the women's room, now we have to deal with faggy men. Note to self take pistol to bathroom with you.
3 posted on 07/08/2014 11:45:20 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Remind when I’m ever in Houston and need to go, to just hold it until I’m out of the state...


4 posted on 07/08/2014 11:46:36 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

She’s such a cunning linguist.


5 posted on 07/08/2014 11:46:49 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Show me the man and I will find the crime. - Lavrenti Beria)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Oh, OK, the photo explains THAT!

Ironic, too, that women’s lines are always longer.

And pathetic, too, that normal people, in the majority, are now the only legit discrimination vics.

Oh, and never mind literally opening the doors to voyeurs and sex pervs. Yeesh.


6 posted on 07/08/2014 11:47:46 AM PDT by StAntKnee (Add your own danged sarc tag)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

forcing men into women’s bathrooms is demeaning of women’s rights not to share their bathrooms with the opposite biological sex


7 posted on 07/08/2014 11:50:30 AM PDT by blueplum
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind
If putting women in danger isn't "War on Women", then what is?
The main reason we have segregated bathrooms is for the safety of women.
Let's not forget that.

8 posted on 07/08/2014 11:52:05 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

“Annise Parker, mayor of Houston, Texas.”

Correction:

“Annise Parker, radical lesbian, heterosexual-hater, and mayor of Katrina refuse-infested Houston, Texas.

The Democrats used Katrina to effectively jerrymander Houston into a safe Democrat area. They will do the same with the Obama-caused crisis on the border.


9 posted on 07/08/2014 11:52:38 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: blueplum

What about demeaning to men who really don’t want to see whats behind the curtain, most especially the public curtain.


10 posted on 07/08/2014 11:53:07 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

“Texas Values Action turned in an estimated 50,000 signatures to repeal HERO, well above the 17,269 required. The group hopes that such a showing will either led to an immediate repeal of the ordinance or a referendum over repealing the ordinance on the November ballot.”

With that many signatures, the city council should just repeal the HERO.


11 posted on 07/08/2014 11:53:14 AM PDT by Oliviaforever
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: defconw
Note to self take pistol to bathroom with you.

Don't you anyway?

12 posted on 07/08/2014 11:54:09 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

How does going to the bathroom in a room specific to your sex deny anyone full participation in business and civic life?

The American Left: Godzillas of hyperbole.


13 posted on 07/08/2014 12:01:22 PM PDT by IronJack
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Just remember when an increase in rapes and assaults come who to hold accountable.


14 posted on 07/08/2014 12:02:13 PM PDT by Truth29
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

WINO has a wife.


15 posted on 07/08/2014 12:04:22 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

I chose to be a lesbian living in a man’s body. As such, I am *entitled* to use the women’s bathroom as I please. Pay no mind to my goatee and adam’s apple, it means nothing anymore.


16 posted on 07/08/2014 12:11:07 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

She’s been peeing standing up for years!


17 posted on 07/08/2014 12:11:19 PM PDT by Mamzelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TheThirdRuffian

Houston has the biggest, baddest abortuary in the whole world!


18 posted on 07/08/2014 12:12:39 PM PDT by Mamzelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Tennessee Nana
" to just hold it until I’m out of the state..."

El Paso is still another 700 miles to go until you get to New Mexico...hope you have a big bladder. :)

19 posted on 07/08/2014 12:12:45 PM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: lonestar
For the curious


20 posted on 07/08/2014 12:13:54 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Idiots.


21 posted on 07/08/2014 12:20:42 PM PDT by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Truth29

“ust remember when an increase in rapes and assaults come who to hold”

That was my first thought when I saw this ordinance. Will the city/Mayor have a lawsuit filed against them for endangering women’s safety in the case of an assault/rape?


22 posted on 07/08/2014 12:21:51 PM PDT by MNGal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: IronJack
The American Left: Godzillas of hyperbole.

Awesome! That would be a great tag line.

23 posted on 07/08/2014 12:25:53 PM PDT by Spirochete (GOP: Give Obama Power)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: lormand

I’ll manage


24 posted on 07/08/2014 1:26:46 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: lormand

To Beaumont and home to TN


25 posted on 07/08/2014 1:27:16 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: grobdriver

Depends on what I’m wearing. :)


26 posted on 07/08/2014 1:31:13 PM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Would be so much simpler to have another bathroom designated “Other” for queers, freaks and perverts.


27 posted on 07/08/2014 1:55:57 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Surgeon General Warning: Operation of Government Motors vehicles may be hazardous to your health)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Well, this sort of thing is going on in lots of cities. It’s even going on in schools.

If you “identify” as female, you can use the women’s facilities, including showers.

And vice versa, though I suspect that is rare.

So, it’s hardly a new thing.

Archie Bunker: “I stopped in the gent’s room the other day, so help me there was a man in there with a ponytail. My heart nearly turned over, I thought I was in the wrong terlet. “


28 posted on 07/08/2014 2:04:21 PM PDT by ltc8k6
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Menehune56

Barf!!!!!!!!


29 posted on 07/08/2014 2:26:31 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

This ordinance is about way more than sharing bathrooms. If you choose to do business in the City and anyone accuses you of discrimination you might as well hang it up because you will be found guilty by the Mayor’s special commission and fined until you correct the error of your ways or go bankrupt.

Considering the fact that not only is it a sanctuary city, it is filled with lots of gays and followers of Sheila Jackson Lee. Don’t see how it will be possible to get through a business day without offending someone.


30 posted on 07/08/2014 2:40:05 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

,,, our country has gone mad ,,,,, where’s the outrage over decency and respect for ones modesty ? Maryland has this ordinance also. It’s a perverts paradise .


31 posted on 07/08/2014 3:02:49 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: 0bamanomics is the equal distribution of misery :-)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: defconw

Men joining little girls at the school showers... sick


32 posted on 07/08/2014 3:06:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

I used to feel bad that I couldn’t have kids. Now I am glad. No matter what happens my grandchildren will not be exposed to this. Feel for everyone else who has kids.


33 posted on 07/08/2014 4:48:09 PM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson