The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) board of directors has voted to support Proposition 1, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), on the City of Houston November 3 ballot. In a news release issued on September 28, the board states:
"The Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) board of directors has voted to support Proposition 1, the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), on the City of Houston November 3 ballot.
"The Houston Association of Realtors sees HERO as an extension of the Code of Ethics to which licensed Realtors must adhere each day to ensure the fair and ethical treatment of all real estate consumers," said HAR Chair Nancy Furst. "Our 31,000-member association respects and celebrates Houston's diverse population, and we believe HERO complements the Realtor commitment to conduct business without discrimination of any kind."
In voting to support HERO, the HAR board recognized that similar equal rights laws are on the books in more than 200 U.S. cities, including Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio, and 17 states, and have not resulted in any reports of increased public safety problems. The board concluded that the anti-discrimination measure "promotes a healthy business climate throughout Houston."
HAR joins other key players in Houston's business community that recently announced their backing of HERO. That includes the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Greater Houston Partnership and the Hotel and Lodging Association of Greater Houston.
Houstonians will be asked to vote on Proposition 1 (HERO) on the City of Houston ballot on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3."
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Proposition 1 would protect all Houstonians from discrimination in employment, housing, and public spaces like restaurants and sports stadiums. Recently, former Houston Astros player Lance Berkman spoke out in opposition of the proposition.
Lance Berkman, former Houston Astros star and Texas native, has waded into the fight for LGBT protections, sharing his views in a new ad campaign this week. At the center of Berkman’s concern is Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), a nondiscrimination law similar to those on the books in cities across the country and the subject of an intense debate leading up to the November 3 vote.
TC's Showbar has been bought by Grey Stephens, who made it official on Thursday via a Facebook post reading:
"Today's the day!!!
TC's is officially part of the Grey mega trillion pesos empire.
Amazing support from my friends Larry Guerrero, Tim Pugh, Alexis Nicole Whitney and Mark Sparks are making this all happen without a hitch. — with Larry Guerrero and Tim Pugh at TC's Houston's Premiere Showbar."
Stephens is also the owner of Crocker Bar and told HRH he plans on making few changes to TC's.
Pictured left to right are TC's Manager Larry Guerro, former owner Tim Pugh and new owner Grey Stephens.