Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis a statement about passage of Houston’s equal rights ordinance on Wednesday that bans discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity:
All people should be treated equally in every way, and I applaud the City of Houston for passing a measure that will help ensure those in the LGBT community and all Texans are treated fairly.
After the passage of a similar ordinance in San Antonio last September, Davis said she hoped such measures would become “commonplace.”
In fact, such ordinances are common. Houston was the only major city in the U.S. without a nondiscrimination ordinance in place.