Court: Houston Must Repeal Ordinance or Put It on Ballot (The Texas Tribune)

By Alexa Ura

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the Houston City Council must repeal or put up for public vote a 2014 ordinance that extended protections to gay and transgender residents.

The court directed the council to repeal the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, better known as HERO, by Aug. 24 or place it on the November ballot.

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