The election in Houston on November 3rd was a very important election that could have changed the landscape of the entire city and had major implications of things to come throughout the country. For the past year the fight over transgender rights has been brewing. The citizens of Houston were called upon to vote upon an ordinance that would allow anyone who chose to identify as a woman to use the women’s bathrooms and locker rooms throughout the city.
The controversial ordinance was disguised as “anti-discrimination” legislation. Supporters of the invasive ordinance included lesbian Mayor Annise Parker and LGBT activist Sally Field. Even Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have publicly offered support for the ordinance.
The citizens of Houston felt differently about their daughters being forced to share their bathrooms and changing rooms with men. According to the New York Times, the measure was overwhelmingly defeated at the polls. 61 percent of the people voted against letting men use women’s bathrooms. 39 percent voted in favor of the controversial and damaging measure.
“It was about protecting our grandmoms, and our mothers and our wives and our sisters and our daughters and our granddaughters. I’m glad Houston led tonight to end this constant political-correctness attack on what we know in our heart and our guy as Americans is not right,” Lt. Governor Dan Patrick told the crowd at an election night party.
Houston rallied and showed the country that they will not be bullied around by the progressive social agenda that has been sweeping through the country. The people have a voice and they are not afraid to use it when their values are being systematically trampled upon and torn down.