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In the most diverse city in America, we believe that everyone should be treated fairly and equally under the law, no matter who they are. Sign the pledge now to protect Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance.
Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance
No Houstonian should be discriminated against based on race, age, pregnancy, religion, military status, sexual orientation or gender identity. That's a core value Houstonians share. What Does This Ordinance Do?
  • Protects all Houstonians from discrimination in employment, housing, and public spaces like restaurants.
  • Gives Houstonians a local tool to help protect all people in our community when they are treated unfairly – without making them jump through the hoops of filing a federal lawsuit or bearing the burden of costly, drawn-out legal battle.
Equal Rights Ordinance Protects All Houstonians From Discrimination Based On:
Military Status
National Origin
Sexual Orientation
Gender Identity
Genetic Information
Marital Status
Family Status
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HERO is not just about black, brown, or red. HERO is also not just about male and female. Instead, HERO is about every one of us. Hopefully, we can continue to grow as a city by recognizing that we are all members of the human race and that the only way we can achieve our goal of becoming a great city is by accepting the rights of all of us to equally participate in this society we call Houston, Texas. Dr. James M. Douglas President, NAACP Houston branch
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