San Antonio ups the ante

Denton area residents have already asked the City Council for a resolution in support of human rights and the recognition of marriage between same sex partners, similar to Austin. So far, the city council has not taken up the matter.

But, today, San Antonio upped the ante.

Former Denton Record-Chronicle staff writer Josh Baugh was there when the nation’s 7th-largest city voted 8-3 to include sexual orientation and gender identity protection in its ordinance governing city employment, contracting, housing and public accommodations.

You can read more about the implications of the local ordinance here.

No word yet whether local residents will be back on the courthouse steps as they were earlier this year when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

 

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