A new group called Plano Citizens United has organized against the city of Plano “forcing this immoral lifestyle down the throats of the people of Plano” following the Plano City Council’s recent vote to add protections for LGBT people to its nondiscrimination ordinance.
A flyer was distributed door to door to warn of this “immoral” ordinance that was passed with only two days notice.
According to Plano spokesman Steve Stoller, this ordinance, like all pending city business, is posted on the city’s website the Thursday before the next council meeting.
The ordinance was passed early in December, but Plano Citizens United cries foul because it was done just before Christmas.
The group claims the ordinance violates the Constitution. It’s not clear if they meant the U.S. or Texas Constitution, but if the group does mean the Texas Constitution, the Plano ordinance does not legalize same-sex marriage.
Guest Insurance Agency, 903 18th Street, Suite 124, Plano is collecting signatures to put the repeal of the ordinance on the ballot. The 3,700 required signatures must be collected within 30 days.
Progressive Insurance, a major corporate donor to Human Rights Campaign and other LGBT causes, lists Guest Insurance as one of their agents. We will post an update when we hear from Progressive.
The door hanger indicates the flyer comes from New Heights Baptist Church, which is located at 340 Hooper Road, Wylie, and is not located in Plano.
Plano Citizens United can be contacted at 972-755-9824.