Anti-LGBT bigots in Houston have launched a new fear-mongering, transphobic TV ad featuring a sexual predator preying on a young girl in a women’s bathroom.
The ad, which began airing Tuesday, is designed to prevent the mayor and City Council from resurrecting the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, or HERO, which was resoundingly defeated at the polls Nov. 3.
The anti-HERO Campaign for Houston is encouraging voters to support candidates who oppose HERO in the Dec. 12 city election runoff.
“We sent a message and defeated the bathroom ordinance, but some politicians don’t respect our vote, and want to bring it up again,” the ad’s narrator states. “That’s why we need to support candidates in the Dec. 12 runoff who will stand up for women’s privacy and safety. Look for your sample ballot or visit CampaignForHouston.com to see which candidates we can trust to say no to men in women’s bathrooms. Vote Dec. 12. The stakes are too high.”
The Campaign for Houston is supporting Bill King, who opposes HERO, in the runoff for mayor. King faces Sylvester Turner, who supports HERO. The Campaign for Houston has also endorsed four City Council candidates who face opponents backed by LGBT groups.
Current Mayor Annise Parker, who’s term-limited, previously said the current council could reconsider HERO before she leaves office at the end of the year. However, Parker now says it’s too late, leaving the ordinance’s fate in the hands of her successor.
The Campaign for Houston has also made 300,000 robocalls encouraging voters to contact council members and ask them oppose efforts to revive the ordinance.
Watch the ad below.