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Transphobia wins in Houston

File - In this Oct. 21, 2015 file photo, a man urges people to vote against the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance outside an early voting center in Houston. On Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, voters statewide can give themselves tax breaks, pump billions of dollars into roads and make hunting and fishing constitutional rights by supporting seven amendments to the Texas Constitution on Tuesday's ballot. And Houston will choose a new mayor and decide whether to extend nondiscrimination protections to its gay and transgender residents in a referendum being watched nationally. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

A proposed Houston city ordinance protecting residents from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is defeated after a campaign with a strongly transphobic message: “No men in women’s bathrooms.” Richard Carlbom, campaign manager for Houston Unites, a group supporting approval of the law, is hopeful for eventual success: “They have a message that can be impactful in the short term. But in the long term, the arc of the moral universe bends toward justice, and it’s only a matter of time before all Houstonians and all Americans enjoy those protections.”

Full story at The Atlantic.

Minnesota paper runs anti-transgender ad

Minnesota Star Tribune runs anti-transgender ad

The above ad that reads ‘A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter. Are YOU ok with that?’ ran earlier this week in the Minnesota Star Tribune.  It was paid for by a group that hopes to pressure officials  as the Minnesota State High School League prepares to vote on whether or not to allow transgender teens to join sports teams based on gender identity.

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