Last night, Houston City Council passed the Equal Rights Ordinance by a vote of 11 in favor, 6 against.
When you went to bed last night, Houstonians were not protected from discrimination, but when you woke up this morning they were.
How amazing is that?
A lot of extraordinary people invested their time, energy and efforts into making HERO a reality. We want to thank everyone who rolled up their sleeves and helped get the word out, who made calls, who attended meetings, who encouraged their friends and family to go to Council and speak in support of the ordinance.
We know that we may have to fight for HERO again at the ballot box if the opposition is able to attempt a referendum, if and when that happens, we'll be ready.
But for now, enjoy some of our favorite images from yesterday's historic vote at City Hall.