Pastors: Houston Lesbian mayor deceived 'every step of the way' (homosexuality)
Pastors: Houston mayor deceived 'every step of the way'
Now promising to do 'whatever' she needs to defend transgender ordinance
The lesbian mayor of Houston, Annise Parker, is promising to do “whatever” is needed to defend a transgender ordinance in a court trial scheduled for Jan. 26.
Her opponents say that’s not particularly surprising, since she has been deceptive “every step of the way” in the case brought by a coalition of local pastors.
At issue in the “equal rights” ordinance granting transgenders additional rights adopted by the city council at the mayor’s urging last year. As a lesbian, she has described the fight for the ordinance as “personal.”
The mayor at one point created a firestorm of negative publicity for her city by issuing subpoenas for copies of pastors’ sermons.
When the council adopted it, over the objection of a multitude of city groups, a coalition of pastors collected more than 50,000 signatures to reverse it. City Secretary Anna Russell, who has served Houston for more than four decades, explained in a deposition she stopped counting signatures at about 19,000 because the minimum number of valid signatures had been surpassed. She explained she understood the city charter “provides that the city secretary determine the number of qualified voters who sign the petition.”
In her testimony, she was asked: “And based on that understanding, you did that; and the result of your work was that 17,846 signatures had been validated. And that was more than the minimum number necessary, correct?”
“That’s correct,” she replied.
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