Petitions Denied: Plano’s Equal Rights Ordinance Will Stand

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PLANO--Whenever you talk about "sexual orientation" or "gender identity," somebody's gonna get their panties in a wad.

And somebody did.

Back in December, the Plano city council decided to join cities across the country by including "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to their equal rights ordinance.

Somehow, opponents got the idea that the ordinance regulated bathrooms, basically forcing businesses to let people use whichever bathroom they want, regardless of what plumbing their bodies have.

So they started a petition to overturn the ordinance.
Guess they didn't read the whole ordinance, because it doesn't say anything about bathrooms.
That problem, and some issues with the signatures, were enough for the city to reject the petitions. There'll be no vote in May.

But it might not be over.

The Liberty Institute released a statement, saying "We remain committed to advancing religious liberty and challenging this ordinance that clearly violates laws protecting religious freedom."

We'll have to see whether that means another petition is in the works.

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