Mayor Anise Parker’s insane civil rights proposition designed to hide an ordinance allowing boys in girls bathrooms went down in flames at the ballot box.
The liberals picked a fight they shouldn’t have, now they have a huge loss at their feet.
The writing was on the wall even before the full tally came in Tuesday night. Early voting results showed that 62.5 percent of voters backed repealing the ordinance, compared with 37.5 percent supporting it.
Mayor Anise Parker had tried every trick in the book to get her ordinance allowing males to use female restrooms, locker rooms and showers, but her opposition was relentless.
Campaign for Houston, led by Dr. Steven Hotze fought the ordinance in a number of formats and this Texas Supreme Court ordered vote by the citizens of Houston has spoken volumes.
Our own Joe Wurzelbacher and #TeamJoe, along with Liberty Alliance teamed up with Dr. Hotze to make sure all Houstonians understood what was under the deception, reaching far and wide to make sure the story was told.
It began as a city government passed bathroom ordinance hidden in larger legislation.
In May of 2014 after significant controversy and re-arranging of language, Mayor Parker passed her bathroom provision in a nondiscrimination ordinance designed to hide it from Houston voters.
But the Texas Supreme Court told Annise Parker in no uncertain terms to either repeal her or put it on the ballot for the people to decide.
“The legislative power reserved to the people of Houston is not being honored!”
“If the city council does not repeal the ordinance by August 24, 2015, then by that date the city council must order that the ordinance be put to popular vote during the November 2015 election.”
The court then suspended any enforcement of the ordinance.
Also involved in the 2014 insanity was Mayor Annise Parker’s deciding that she would subpoena sermons from local preachers to discourage them from discussing the issue.
After a huge backlash that went national, Annise Parker was forced to withdraw the subpoenas. People from around the country mailed over 1000 Bibles to her office.
So Annise Parker and Co. wrote Prop 1. They hid the bathroom part in a general civil rights Proposition… to con the Houston voters.
They knew if they put a proposition to allow a man to go in a girls bathroom on the ballot they would get laughed out of the state.
They instead hid the Mayors previous ordinance within a larger generic and repetitive ordinance for the rights of women, racial minorities, the disabled, elderly and military personnel.
Those opposed to the Proposition were labeled racists and bigots because they did not think it is common sense to allow any male in a female bathroom and visa versa.
But the people of Houston were not fooled. They discovered that Mayor Annise Parker’s new Prop 1 was a hoax. Now it’s a lifeless hoax.
It was a rocky road to get to the end. The name calling and threats got as far as one Proposition 1 Supporter making crude suggestions of rape on a Prop 1 Opponents social media.
Liberals quickly spun the victory for “catchy, fear-mongering slogans and images” used by Conservative activists — who were heavily outspent by LGBT advocates — dubbed Prop. 1 the “bathroom ordinance” and adopted the slogan “No men in women’s bathrooms,” playing up fears that passage could lead to male sexual predators dressing up as women and entering women’s restrooms.
Listen to the slant from the Huffington Post:
This factually dishonest message proved to be incredibly effective: Many Houston voters seemed to think the measure was solely about access to restrooms and were unaware of the broader nondiscrimination protections in the measure.
The most recent TV spot released by the anti-Prop. 1 coalition Campaign for Houston, for example, showed a man entering a bathroom stall with a young girl.
“Any man at any time could enter a woman’s bathroom simply by claiming to be a woman that day,” the narrator warned.
Lance Berkman, who used to play for the Houston Astros, cut an ad with the same message, saying he was concerned about the safety of his female family members if HERO passed.
“My wife and I have four daughters,” he said in the spot. “Proposition 1 would allow troubled men who claim to be women to enter women’s bathrooms, showers, and locker rooms. It’s better to prevent this danger by closing women’s restrooms to men, rather than waiting for a crime to happen.”
Prop. 1 never specifically mentioned bathrooms. It did, however, encompass barring discrimination in public accommodations, which includes public restrooms.
Well, there you go, HUFFPO – what’s even you can’t read the writing on the (bathroom) wall…
Campaign for Houston supporters check election results at a watch party Tuesday night.
The fight isn’t over – these collectivists will try, try, try again – trust me. But for now, “Our message worked,” cheered Jared Woodfill, a spokesman for Campaign Houston, at a party Tuesday evening.