El Paso DP benefits update: Hundreds attend ‘No Recall’ rally; DA investigates anti-gay petitioners

About 500 people attended a rally Sunday in support of three El Paso officials who may face recall elections because they voted earlier this year to reinstate domestic partner benefits for city employees.

Meanwhile, the El Paso County district attorney is investigating the anti-gay group that’s behind the recall petitions for allegedly using churches to gather signatures.

And opponents of the recall got some support last week from basketball legend Tim Hardaway. Hardaway, who played at UTEP, once famously said he hated gay people but now says those behind the recall need to “grow up.”

—  John Wright