Sally Field speaks in Houston in support of Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

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HOUSTON - Two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field is speaking in Houston Thursday in support of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance. 

Houston Unites and the Human Rights Campaign are working to win a "YES" vote on Proposition 1, HERO. 

Joining Field will be Texas State Senator Sylvia Garcia and other Houston-area civic leaders.
With less than a week until Election Day, the event will highlight the importance of HERO to women and how women all across Houston - and from every walk of life - are leading the fight for Proposition 1 to ensure they get a fair shot at success.

One in every five complaints filed under HERO were related to pregnancy or gender discrimination and the equal rights ordinance is a necessary and important tool to fight back against the discrimination that many women face in their daily lives. HERO protects Houstonians from discrimination in housing, employment and public spaces across 15 classes, including race, gender, military status, sexual orientation and gender identity.

If the equal rights ordinance is repealed, Houston would be the largest city in the U.S. without a local ordinance for dealing with discrimination claims.

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