San Antonio Passes Nondiscrimination Ordinance; Discrimates Against Christians
San Antonio passed Thursday a nondiscrimination ordinance that includes sexual orientation and gender identity. Some Christian leaders have voiced concerns that the ordinance will by used to discriminate against them.
Proponents argue it is necessary to protect gays, lesbians and transgender people from discrimination. Opponents claim it will infringe upon their religious liberty and free speech by preventing those who believe in traditional gender and sex norms from living according to their beliefs in certain situations. A business owner who opposes gay marriage, for instance, may be prevented conducting business with the local government, they argue.
Texas Values, a group opposed to the ordinance, says that over 11,000 email messages have been sent to city officials expressing opposition to the measure....