A HERO Falls…

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The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance went down spectacularly in flames in what would end up being almost a 24 point blowout:

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Needless to say this is devastating for those who fought for a local version of a non-discrimination statute for more than a year:

Others are less than sympathetic:

What next for HERO? That’s as of yet unclear as its proponents take stock of their loss and and perhaps do a little soul-searching while it’s opponents celebrate a victory clenched by what I have to admit was insurmountable messaging superiority by the time election day came.

What is clear is that this is not the last time HERO supporters will be heard from:

The defeated Houston Equal Rights Ordinance can be found here.