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Houston puts equal-rights ordinance on hold

A conservative court challenge has prompted Houston officials to suspend new protections for gay and transgender residents until an Aug. 15 court hearing.

Conservative activists have sued the city after failing to collect enough votes for a repeal referendum. Mayor Annise Parker had already said she wouldn't enforce the ordinance until challenges were resolved. On Thursday, City Attorney David Feldman told the Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1nxFAqj) that the city has stipulated in court that it wouldn't enforce the ordinance until the court challenge is heard.

The conservative critics want to repeal the ordinance at the polls in November, but Feldman has said the ordinance foes lacked enough valid signatures on their petition to put the question on the ballot.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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