Nondiscrimination passes in Dallas

Posted on 04 Nov 2014 at 10:48pm

Screen shot 2014-11-04 at 1.20.13 PMA nondiscrimination proposition on the ballot in the City of Dallas passed with more than 75 percent of the vote.

The proposition fixes wording from the original ordinance that is more than a decade old. Sexual orientation and gender identity are listed as separate categories in the new wording, although both were already included. The wording will be clearer and more inclusive.

This contrasts dramatically with protests and lawsuits over HERO, Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance, that passed but has not been implemented as it’s battled in court.

Another proposition seeking a pay raise for mayor and city council members also passed, but only by a slim margin.

The only proposition heading for defeat would have allowed changes to the city’s thoroughfare plan without notifying adjacent property owners.

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