Abbott Continues Attack on San Antonio Ordinance

A day after the San Antonio City Council adopted a far-reaching anti-discrimination ordinance, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott warned it would open up the city to a lawsuit but declined to say if the state would initiate one.

Abbott, speaking to reporters Friday at the Texas Capitol, attacked the new measure as unconstitutional. Adopted on an 8-3 vote Thursday, the ordinance would add lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to the city's nondiscrimination code.

Abbott said the language in the ordinance preventing appointees and members of city boards and commissions from engaging in bias “by word or deed” violates ...

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