LGBT advocates attend a Christian rally Saturday to support the passage of a nondiscrimination ordinance. (via QSanAntonio)

LGBT advocates attend an anti-gay Christian rally Saturday to support the passage of a nondiscrimination ordinance in San Antonio. (via QSanAntonio)

Equality Texas is calling on supporters of the city’s proposed nondiscrimination ordinance to contact City Council members.

The council delayed a vote on the ordinance in June but is expected to vote on it in the coming weeks after the conclusion of summer break.

The ordinance, like similar ones in Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin, would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in employment, housing and public accommodations.

Debate has sparked controversy in San Antonio, leading conservative Christians to protest the ordinance, which would also protect veterans.

About 150 Christians, mostly Catholics, held a rally at Milam Park on Saturday to denounce the passage of the non-discrimination ordinance, QSanAntonio reports. LGBT advocates also attended in a counterprotest.

The Community Alliance For A United San Antonio, or CAUSA, has started a petition urging citizens to sign in support of the ordinance. So far, 72 people have signed it.

Equality Texas is asking that people contact these four city council members and ask them to support the ordinance.

District 2 – Ivy Taylor – 210-207-7278
District 3 – Rebecca Viagran – 210-207-7064
District 7 – Cris Medina – 210-207-7044
District 8 – Ron Nirenberg – 210-207-7086