The Houston City Council in May adopted the discrimination bans in housing, employment and services provided by private businesses such as hotels and restaurants. Critics contend the ordinance impedes on religious liberties.
City Attorney David Feldman told council members Friday it was too soon to tell whether there are enough valid signatures. He said verifying has been meticulous and proven time-consuming.
Mayor Annise Parker has expressed confidence that voters would uphold the ordinance.
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