From Republican Party Chairman Jared Woodfill:
I want to thank all of you who stood against Mayor Parker’s Sexual Predator Protection Act. The battle to repeal this ordinance has begun. I encourage each of you to join me in taking a stand against the ordinance proposed by a Mayor who admits that the ordinance is all about her personal agenda and the campaign promises she made to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (“LGBT”) community. The next step in this battle is to promote and circulate a petition that would force a city-wide referendum to repeal Mayor Parker’s Sexual Predator Protection Act.
There should be no special privileges for her special interests. Parker’s Unequal Rights Ordinance is 34 pages long and creates two new “protected classes” in the city charter’s anti-discrimination provisions. This new city ordinance would grant minority status for “sexual orientation” and “gender identification.” Mayor Parker’s ordinance would include minority status for transvestites, allowing men who dress as women to enter women’s public bathrooms and locker room areas. For example, if a biological male, who believes he is a female, wants to use the women’s restroom and you do not allow them to use the female restroom, then the leaders of the business, restaurant, church or other establishment could be prosecuted criminally for discrimination under the Mayor’s ordinance. Additionally, it forces these same entities to recognize same sex marriage or be prosecuted for refusing to do so.
The ordinance is really about Mayor Parker’s personal, social, LGBT agenda for the city, state, and country. She must be stopped!
Like you, I want to protect my family from being exposed to the dangers of male sexual predators masquerading as women in women’s public bathrooms, locker rooms, showers and other facilities. It is outrageous that Mayor Parker and some members of city council passed an ordinance that places women and children at risk to sexual predators. That is why we refer to it as the Sexual Predator Protection Act.
Under the ordinance, if you as a business owner, disapprove of an individual’s actions based on your religious beliefs, and don’t participate then you can be prosecuted. For instance, if you are a photographer or cake maker who chooses not to participate in a homosexual wedding ceremony where your services are sought, then you too are subject to prosecution under the ordinance. Enough is enough! It is time for us to tell Parker and the city council, “No!”
So what is the next step? A petition drive to force a city-wide referendum to repeal the Sexual Predator Protection Act has been initiated. We have until June 30 to collect the requisite number of signatures to force a city-wide referendum.
The petition is finalized and posted at www.NoUNequalRights.com with all necessary instructions – they will be adding Notary and drop off points over the next couple of days.
The instructions and petition are also available at the links below. Unfortunately, only folks living in the City of Houston can sign the petition. Regardless of where you live, please forward this email and the website information to your distribution list. This will allow your network of friends to spread the word and gather signatures from those living in the City of Houston. Please let me know if you need anything to assist you. Remember, we have to collect 17,000 signatures by June 30th. I will keep you posted on our progress.