The Rev. Franklin Graham said the defeat of the Hilary Clinton-endorsed Houston “Equal Rights Ordinance,” which would allow transgendered men to use women’s bathrooms, in an “outrageous” referendum is a “victory and great news” for the Texan city.
“This outrageous referendum would’ve left women’s restrooms wide open to registered male sex offenders and other sexual predators,” wrote Graham, who leads the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, in a Facebook post.
“In spite of high-profile endorsements from the White House, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and Houston’s gay activist mayor—this outrageous referendum lost. That’s a victory and great news for Houston!”
The ordinance was rejected by close to a 2-to-1 margin earlier this week.
Last May, the Houston City Council voted 11 to 6 to approve the 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.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post