Judge sides with city in equal rights case

Judge sides with city in equal rights case
Photo By Melissa Phillip/Chronicle  – Jared Woodfill, left, David Welch, right, and others with a group seeking to repeal Houston’s equal rights ordinance delivered boxes of signatures to the office of the Houston city secretary on July 3.

Opponents of Houston’s non-discrimination ordinance failed to gather enough valid signatures to force a repeal referendum, a state district judge ruled Friday, validating city officials’ decision to toss out the petition foes submitted last summer.

After separate rulings from both a jury and state District Judge Robert Schaffer, attorneys for both sides entered dueling counts of the valid signatures, adding and subtracting voters as Schaffer responded to ………. read more here.

By Katherine Driessen

 

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