I would like to personally applaud you.
Anti-bias protections for LGBT people has been passed in San Antonio. [Fireworks go off.]
As the 7th largest city in our nation, that’s a strong feat to accomplish. Also, because Texas is highly regarded as a Conservative state, this is a pleasant surprise.
“Dee Villarubia, 67, said she’s a former Air Force officer whose landlord at a San Antonio apartment evicted her two years ago because she is gay. “When I say the pledge of allegiance, I say ‘justice for some’ because there’s an asterisk that means not me,” Villarubia said. “Today, I would take that asterisk away and finally say ‘justice for all.'”
How disrespectful is that? For someone to evict a FORMER AIR FORCE OFFICER for being gay, really? Talk about unpatriotic.
“Victories for gay rights advocates have been elusive in the Republican-controlled Texas Capitol. They’ve had more success on a local level: Houston has a lesbian mayor, and Austin offers health benefits for same-sex couples. Dallas, Houston, Austin, Fort Worth and El Paso are among the Texas cities that already have anti-bias ordinances of varying scope. Conservative pushback in San Antonio was notable coming on the turf of Castro, a rising star who delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention last year. The opposition in his backyard was a weed in Castro’s narrative that San Antonio embraces the kind of political values that will soon spread statewide and turn Texas blue.”
Ahh…the sound of Texas becoming a blue state.
Hopefully the passing of this ordinance will successfully spread peace to San Antonio in the LGBT community.
Peace and blessings.