Hillary Clinton Endorses Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

October 29, 2015 • 3:10 pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton affirmed her support for Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance, which would protect 15 different groups of people from discrimination on the basis of categories including race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, and veterans’ status. She tweeted: “No one should face discrimination for who they are or who they love—I support efforts for equality in Houston & beyond.”

Matt McTighe, executive director of Freedom for All Americans, released the following statement:

“Today’s announcement from presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton in support of Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance shows tremendous momentum in the final days of our campaign to ensure that no one faces discrimination for who they are. The country’s eyes are on Houston as one of the largest, most culturally diverse cities in America. It’s urgent that Houstonians show up to the polls, do the right thing, and vote yes on Proposition 1.”

Houston is the largest city in America that does not already have nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people. The majority of discrimination claims (56%) filed with the city of Houston over the last year have been based on race, with 17% based on gender and pregnancy.

Freedom for All Americans is a partner of Houston Unites and has been providing communications, digital strategy, field organizing, and financial support to the campaign.

Freedom for All Americans is the bipartisan campaign dedicated to ensuring every gay and transgender American is fully protected from discrimination under the law, no matter where they live. Our work brings together Republicans and Democrats, businesses big and small, people of faith, and allies from all walks of life to make the case for comprehensive nondiscrimination protections that ensure everyone is treated fairly and equally.

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