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ADL Welcomes Passage of Equal Rights Ordinance

  • May 29, 2014

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomes the passage of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) at Wednesday’s city council meeting, and is confident it will help Houstonians fight discrimination in our city.

ADL has worked tirelessly to make this ordinance a reality, convening religious and civil rights organizations and individuals committed to justice and fair treatment for all to support the ordinance.   ADL also testified numerous times before Houston’s City Council in favor of the ordinance.

“For years,” said ADL Southwest Regional Director Martin B. Cominsky, “Houston has led the nation in diversity, but was the only major city in Texas that did not have an equal rights ordinance.  While we believe most Houstonians appreciate diversity and see it as a strength, this ordinance will help counter those who do not and who discriminate against other Houstonians.”

“We applaud Houston City Council Members,” Cominsky added, “for recognizing the importance of this ordinance, and passing it.”

For more information or to set up an interview, please call Dena Marks at 713-627-3490, ext. 234, or via cell phone at 832-567-8843.