Texas Supreme Court overturns Houston “transgender restroom” law July 28, 2015Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, paganism, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, Victory.
A little bit of good news, anyway. The Texas Supreme Court has overturned a Houston ordinance driven by gomorrist Mayor Parker that radically expanded “rights” for those given over to perverse inclinations, including the ability of “transgenders” to use any public restroom they wished. This ordinance was widely unpopular and resulted in a large recall effort that was dismissed, quite possibly illegally, by the city on a technicality. That recall effort led to an attempt to persecute Houston area pastors (all protestants – no Catholic pastor helped lead the effort).
At any rate, the Texas Supreme Court has found the ordinance unconstitutional:
In a victory for reason and common sense, the Texas Supreme Court has given the city of Houston 30 days to either repeal it’s ridiculous rules governing public restroom use by the opposite sex or put it on the ballot for voter approval.
The law was intended to make it possible for trans genders to choose whatever bathroom they felt comfortable in using. Opposition to the bill resulted in city officials subpoening the sermons and other documents from 5 local pastors, looking for violations of the equal rights statute. The subpoenas were withdrawn following a nationwide outcry…….. [I really think it was coverage on this blog that did it. Heh]
………The city has until Aug. 24 to act on the court’s order, which also suspended the equal-rights ordinance, raising the possibility of a ballot fight that could sway the outcome of the November mayor’s race. Ms. Parker is term-limited and cannot seek re-election.
The ordinance, approved by the city council in May 2014, added gender identity and sexual orientation to the city’s equal-rights law, touching off a backlash over transgender bathroom use.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott praised the court’s decision Friday, saying that, “Freedom of expression can only exist once government removes itself from stifling free speech, repressing religious liberty and interfering with the lives of its citizens.”
Yeah, well, Abbot’s opinion – not perfect even in itself – is probably in the distinct minority today. I mean, do we have to discuss all this heavy stuff all the time? Can’t we just get back to our Whataburger and Kardashians and just let people do what they want? I mean, really………
Sorry folks that is it for me today. Regular blogging will resume tomorrow, God willing.