Matt Bomer speaks out against “horrifying” campaign against Houston Equal Rights Ordinance
Former Texan Matt Bomer thinks there’s something just as horrifying as his series American Horror Story: Hotel: the campaign against the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).
‘The messages being broadcast across Houston attacking lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in an attempt to repeal the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) go beyond misleading – they’re horrifying,’ Bomer stated today in a letter sent to Human Rights Campaign supporters.
‘These malicious ads, funded with a lot of money from anti-equality opponents, slander innocent people with slogans like “no men in women’s bathrooms” and imply transgender Houstonians want non-discrimination protections as a means to abuse children.
‘You and I know this is NOT true,’ Bomer adds. ‘But our opponents are running these deplorable messages in order to deceive voters heading into the November 3rd election. I grew up in the Houston suburbs, and it’s terrible to see what’s happening in my former backyard to try to repeal necessary non-discrimination protections.’
The proposed ordinance, commonly known as HERO, protects people in employment, housing and business services on the basis of 15 different characteristics including sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, familial status, marital status, military status, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity and pregnancy.
‘I know, Halloween is right around the corner…and an election in Houston is probably the last thing on your mind,’ Bomer writes. ‘But if we don’t fight for these non-discrimination protections — to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity, race, military status, religion, and 10 other traits — the fourth largest city in the country is going to be a much scarier place.’