Monday, April 20, 2015

Thinking about visiting San Antonio?


San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor is apparently taking her cues from wingnut GOP state Rep. Molly White.

Last week, we told you how White's staff told a gay constituent that discussing LGBT issues would be a "waste of time."

Now, Mayor Taylor says San Antonio's LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance — which she voted against when it passed in 2013 — was a "waste of time."

Taylor, appointed mayor of the nation's seventh-largest city after Julian Castro was named HUD secretary, made the comments during a candidate forum on Sunday at Cornerstone Church. The San Antonio Express News reports:

The candidates also re-litigated the year-and-a-half-old nondiscrimination ordinance, which added sexual orientation and gender identity to protected classes.

Taylor said she voted with her conscience — against the protections — and stands by her decision.

“I did not feel we should have even been debating that issue,” she said. “I thought it was a waste of time.”

Taylor also recently called the nondiscrimination ordinance "a political stunt," and as mayor, she has refused to properly implement it. Last week, Taylor voted against a resolution calling on the state Legislature to respect local control when it comes to issues like nondiscrimination laws.

It's unclear whether Taylor, the city's first black mayor, also thinks race-based protections are a waste of time.

Probably not, but that won't stop her from pandering to right-wing voters as she tries to make a runoff against former state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte or former state Rep. Mike Villarreal, both LGBT allies.

The good news is that if and when Taylor loses the mayor's race, she'll be off the City Council, too. Good riddance.

In the meantime, you can find Taylor on Facebook and Twitter.

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1 comment:

JiEL said...

IF her statement was done in Canada, that could be well said.

Since 1982 ( ) we have our RIGHTS well inscribed in our Constitution Acts of Liberty...

If USA would have such RIGHTS enbeded in your constitution, that mayor could easily say so.
For sure, wasting time in LGBT rights fights in those conditions is a waste of time...

SO, USA is 33years of schedule for those LGBT rights.

Sad to notice that those EQUAL RIGHTS were asked for by black people in USA in the 60s...
(There are still some US States where white people are not recognizing those EQUAL RIGHTS.)

Are there so many «people classes» in USA so you have to FIGHT for EQUAL RIGHTS EACH time and ALL the time....

Once again, I'm so proud to be CANADIAN.