Yep, right there in San Antonio. 8-3. Kinda makes for a nice bookend for Wendy Davis, et al winning their case against Goodhair and his cronies. (as an aside, it felt a little odd to see Boyd Richie on the other side on that deal)
Anyhow...the haters lose again.
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.San Antonio Adopts Disputed Gay Rights Measure
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.
Keep it up people. Never ever give in. It is worth it. We are all in this together. As an ally it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to know that there was a decided majority in this decision.