The Mayor of Houston just got spanked. She tried to derail a jury trial instigated by local pastors against her efforts to muzzle them. The judge denied the emotion.
A group of pastors suing the city of Houston and its first openly lesbian mayor just got a piece of very good news.Story here.
Harris County District Court Judge Robert Schaffer ruled Tuesday against a motion by the city to deny the pastors a jury trial and instead have a decision rendered by a “special master.”
Mayor Annise Parker made national headlines when she and her city attorney issued a subpoena to area pastors involved in the suit, demanding copies of their sermons.
The conflict began when the major and council members enacted a new ordinance allowing transgender individuals to use city facilities such as public restrooms designated for either sex.