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Public Information Request for NDO

by Elizabeth Ruiz

In a call for transparency, a group opposed to the proposed changes to the non-discrimination ordinance has submitted a Texas Public Information Act request to Mayor Julian Castro and Diego Bernal.

"We've requested all communications from Mayor Castro and Councilman Bernal and any staff members and outside organizations they worked with to bring this issue about," said Texas Values President Jonathan Saenz.

He says the group has serious questions about due process, proper analysis and motivation for the proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the non-discrimination ordinance.

"There was a lot of confusion and lack of information about the legal reasons for this proposed ordinance and the motivation for it," said Saenz.

He told 550 KTSA News his group is concerned how the ordinance would attack private businesses, stifle free speech, trample on religious liberty and potentially create safety concerns in public-use bathrooms and changing facilities.

"We want to know how this issue swiftly came about and there are concerns about whether the ordinance could hold up in court.   

Saenz was one of several hundred speakers during Wednesday night's citizens-to-be-heard session at City Hall and he'll be back when City Council takes a vote on Thursday.

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