PHOTOS: Houstonians Explain Why They’re Voting #YesOnProp1

With the vote on Proposition 1 rapidly approaching, fair-minded Houstonians across the city – of all walks of life – are coming together to express their support. Here are just a few reasons that Houstonians are voting YES on Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance.

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Jenni & Scott Tranweaver


“As small business owners, we know that no one should be denied service in Houston because of who they are. HERO ensures that all people are protected equally, so we’re voting Yes on Proposition 1 this November 3.”

Teresa Gonzalez


“Prop 1 ensures that all Houston families are treated fairly and equally under the law.”

DreJoin Ellington


“All people should be treated fairly and equally by the laws of our city, and have the opportunity to earn a living to provide for themselves and their families. Nobody should have to live in fear of being legally fired for reasons that have nothing to do with their job performance.”

Noel Freeman


“As a veteran, current laws in Houston don’t protect me from discrimination on the job. Voting YES on Prop 1 will protect Houston’s veterans, providing immediate help in Houston when we need it most.”

Helen Ann Elder & Jim Elder


“Protecting people from discrimination is about treating others as we want to be treated. We may come from different backgrounds or have different beliefs, yet what’s most important is what we have in common—the need to earn a living and provide for our families free from the fear of discrimination.”

J. Kent Friedman


“Dallas, El Paso and San Antonio, already have these non-discrimination protections in place – some for as long as a decade. Houston is the last major city in Texas to enact this kind of non-discrimination law. Prop 1 will ensure Houston doesn’t fall behind as a world class city where we all want to live, work and do business.”

Cameron & Heather


“As parents, we want all of our children to grow up and have a fair opportunity to earn a living, have a place to live and build a better life. Yet, too many Houstonians still face discrimination. Prop 1 provides a local tool to ensure that Houstonians from all walks of life are treated fairly and equally under the law.”

Rachel Gupta & Samir Goel

“We believe in treating others as we want to be treated and that’s the example we want to set for our children. We’re all God’s children—including those who may seem different from us—and we should all be protected from discrimination. ”

Sandra Bubbert


“Houstonians are hardworking people who take pride in their work. Vote Yes on Prop 1 to make sure all hardworking Houstonians are treated fairly under the law.”

Rita Lucido


“No woman should have to live in fear of being legally fired for reasons that have nothing to do with her job performance—including starting a family. Prop 1 helps to ensure that all hard working employees are judged on their performance and qualifications—nothing more, nothing less.”