"...sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, military status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identify, or pregnancy..."
"PRESS RELEASE: HALL SLAMS FALSE HEADLINE
I am disgusted to hear there is a group publicly accusing my family of signing some anti-gay petition. That is false. They are seeking to divide Houstonians. The present Mayor has already done enough of that.
I am not anti-anybody.
I am a Christian, husband and father. I am running to be Mayor of all Houstonians.
Let me be crystal clear.
I support the right of all Houstonians to vote on important social issues that impact their lives. That is why my family and I proudly signed a petition that would allow Houstonians to vote on a clear legal definition of “gender.”
It is no secret the City of Houston is operating under a legally flawed and unenforceable definition of gender in the city charter. I believe the language would allow a male sexual predator to simply dress up as a woman to gain access to a woman’s restroom. That is a public safety issue, not an issue of sexual orientation.
Houstonians are tired of the hypocrisy of career politicians. Houstonians are smart. They can read the petition and vote.
I will fight for their right to vote."