Texas Pastors Whose Sermons Were Subpoenaed Over ‘Bathroom Bill’ Challenge Sue Houston Mayor

HOUSTON — A group of Texas pastors whose sermons were subpoenaed last year in the midst of a lawsuit over a petition seeking to repeal Houston “Bathroom Bill” have filed suit against the city’s mayor, alleging a violation of their religious freedom.

As previously reported, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, an open lesbian, had promoted an “Equal Rights Ordinance” in 2014 designed to quell any discrimination in America’s fourth largest city—including any discrimination on the basis of “gender identity.” Most opponents were especially concerned about the “Public Accommodations” section of the ordinance, which would allow men to use women’s restrooms, and vice versa, if they identity with the opposite sex.


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