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Opponents of Houston equal rights law submit signatures for public vote

| Friday, July 4, 2014
Opponents of Houston's equal rights ordinance deliver boxes to the City Secretary containing thousands of signature calling for a ballot referendum.
HOUSTON — Opponents of Houston’s new LGBT-inclusive equal rights ordinance on Thursday delivered what they say are thousands of voters’ signatures requesting that it be repealed. The group, consisting of pastors and faith-based organizations, said they had collected more than 50,000 signatures calling for a ballot referendum aimed at repealing...

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‘Very personal’ battle in Houston could get even more personal for Mayor Parker

| Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Annise Parker
In a battle she characterized as “very personal” and “about me,” Annise Parker, the openly gay mayor of Houston, won a victory last week when the city council passed a law to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Now, she may have to take on two bigger fights: one to protect the law from a referendum, and another to protect her job from a recall effort.

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Houston city council approves LGBT-inclusive equal rights ordinance

| Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Houston, Texas
Houston city leaders on Wednesday approved expanded anti-bias protections for gay and transgender residents in a measure that critics argued would impede their religious liberties.

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Houston city council delays vote on LGBT-inclusive equal rights ordinance

| Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Houston, Texas
HOUSTON -- The Houston City Council has delayed a vote on a proposed ordinance to extend a city ban on discrimination to protect gay, lesbian and transgender citizens.

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Hundreds rally outside Houston city hall to protest equal rights ordinance

| Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Hundreds gather outside Houston City Hall on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, to protest a proposed ant-discrimination ordinance.
HOUSTON -- Various pastors along with several hundred people gathered outside Houston City Hall to protest a proposed ordinance that would expand anti-bias protections for gay and transgender residents.

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Houston city council delays vote on equal rights ordinance

| Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Houston
HOUSTON -- The Houston city council has delayed a vote on whether to approve an ordinance consolidating its bans on discrimination based on sex, race, age and religion, and expand anti-bias protections for gay and transgender residents.

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Houston mayor announces details of proposed anti-discrimination ordinance

| Monday, April 21, 2014
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HOUSTON, Texas -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker on Monday announced details of a proposed human rights ordinance that would prohibit discrimination in the workplace, housing and public accommodations.

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Houston mayor fires back at critics over her same-sex marriage: ‘Get over it!’

| Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Kathy Hubbard (left) and Annise Parker, at their wedding ceremony on Jan. 16, 2014.
HOUSTON -- Houston mayor Annise Parker is firing back at Republicans who say her marriage to longtime partner last week was politically motivated.

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Houston mayor Annise Parker weds longtime partner in Palm Springs

| Thursday, January 16, 2014
Kathy Hubbard (left) and Annise Parker
HOUSTON -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has announced that she and longtime partner Kathy Hubbard have married in California.

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Lambda Legal seeks to combine lawsuits over Houston same-sex couple benefits

| Thursday, January 9, 2014
Houston mayor Annise Parker
HOUSTON -- Lambda Legal on Thursday asked a U.S. District Court judge to combine two separate lawsuits filed against Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the City of Houston, one seeking to prevent and the other to preserve spousal benefits to the same-sex spouses of city employees.

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