Right-wing opponents of equal accommodation in Houston are pulling out all the stops (for basic decency) in advance of a November vote on the city's nondiscrimination ordinance.
The ruling comes three months after a judge ruled that opponents of Houston's controversial non-discrimination ordinance failed to force a repeal referendum.
Longtime anti-LGBT activist Dave Wilson is angry the city won't heed his petition, which also demands businesses define 'gender' as one's birth-assigned sex.
Activists worry that new sheriff of Harris County, which includes Houston, will be less responsive than his predecessor to LGBT concerns.
The son of televangelist Jimmy Swaggart says that if they could, advocates for LGBT equality would chop off heads in an effort to "shut the Bible out" in a perceived "war" against Christianity.
Houston officials will appeal a judge's order blocking the city from offering benefits to employees' same-sex spouses.
At the I Stand Sunday rally in Houston, opponents of an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance portrayed themselves as victims of dictators and evildoers — and Phil Robertson promised he wouldn't use the women's restroom.