Another city has rushed to appease the LGBT lobby – and in a controversial way.
Carrollton, Texas, a suburb on the north side of Dallas, adopted a pro-LGBT ordinance this week. Nicole Hudgens of Texas Values tells OneNewsNow that ordinance provides special protections for everyone in those groups at the expense of those who don't agree.
"... These are policies we've seen being used over and over again that would allow men into women's restrooms," she explains. "It would impact those who are contracting with the city of Carrollton [and] it would also impact those who are appointed or employed by the city as well."
By that definition, says the policy analyst, if anyone in those groups disagrees on principle or because of their religious beliefs, they take a back seat to the government's dictates.
"The board discussed this in a closed-door session that was streamed into the council chambers," she describes. "But then they came out [and] they voted in favor of it, even though they talked about [it having] major problems, unintended consequences. They weren't even sure what all the definitions in the ordinance meant."
According to Hudgens, it was only after passing the ordinance that the floor was opened for public comment. She adds that the city doesn't know if the ordinance conforms to state law, or to federal laws that have yet to be decided.