USA, Texas: Attorney General May Not Sue San Antonio Over LGBT Rights Ordinance

Written by scott on September 21st, 2013

Texas Attorney General Greg AbbottTexas Attorney General Greg Abbott may be backing off of a legal challenge against San Antonio’s new LGBT rights ordinance.

Equality On Trial reports:

Citing a late change in the nondiscrimination ordinance that San Antonio recently passed, a spokesman for the Texas attorney general’s office said the state is now unlikely to file suit. A clause that disallowed appointed city officials to “demonstrate a bias, by word or deed” was deleted from the ordinance before the San Antonio City Council passed it on Sept. 5 with an 8-3 vote. The ordinance is aimed at preventing discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. “We are pleased the city council heeded our advice and deleted this provision, which surely would have been grounds for a constitutional challenge to the ordinance,” Jerry Strickland, a spokesman for the AG’s office, said in a statement. “We will continue to review the ordinance and monitor the situation.”

Sounds to me like Abbott got some bad publicity over the move, and went looking for something to cover his a**.

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