Houston Mayor Introduces Human Rights Law

Law360, New York (April 22, 2014, 3:38 PM EDT) -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker Monday on Monday released a draft of a human rights law that would protect residents, workers and visitors in the city from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, race and religion in housing, employment and public venues.

The Equal Rights Ordinance also aims to prevent discrimination over sex, color, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, pregnancy and other factors. The mayor's office said that Houston is the only major city in the nation without civil rights protections for its residents and that the law is the result of more than two months of collaborative discussions with...

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