In a landslide victory, Houston residents voted to repeal a controversial anti-LGBT ordinance that would have allowed men in women's restrooms.
Houston's lesbian Mayor Annise Parker tried to get the so-called Houston Equal Rights Ordinance fast-tracked last year. But Houston's pastors protested loudly, and the ordinance was put on hold.
Mayor Parker (pictured above in tears) initially refused attempts to put the ordinance to a public vote -- until she was forced to do so by the Texas Supreme Court.
"No one's rights should be subjected to a popular vote," Parker said in defeat.
Mayor Parker was so worried that pastors would help defeat her HERO ordinance, that she demanded copies of their sermons in an embarrassing abuse of public office last year.
President Obama and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton both supported the ordinance that would have made it illegal for Houston businesses to block transvestites and cross-dressers from using women's restrooms.
Corporate giants such as Apple and IBM spent millions of dollars on advertising in support of Parker's HERO ordinance.
But as the polls closed Tuesday night, early voting figures showed that 130,000 Houston residents voted NO to the controversial ordinance.
Governor Greg Abbott said: "Voters in Houston showed values still matter, and they were clear in their opposition to Proposition 1. I applaud the community leaders and pastors in Houston for organizing a strong effort to defeat this measure."
As the election results rolled in last night, angry liberals took to Twitter.com to wave their pitchforks and torches.
"No men in women's bathrooms" is not a Christian message. It's a message of fear, ignorance, and transphobia. #HERO
— Matthew Vines (@VinesMatthew) November 4, 2015
— Monica Rhor (@monicarhor) November 4, 2015
And because liberals willfully ignore the will of the people, Parker and Obama will likely appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
This is not the end of the fight for #HERO. We will pursue every avenue possible to protect Houstonians from discrimination.
— Chad Griffin (@ChadHGriffin) November 4, 2015
— Towleroad (@tlrd) November 4, 2015
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) November 4, 2015
— david buehrer (@greenwaybarista) November 4, 2015
@greenwaybarista The women will probably laugh at your little appendage.
— FlyFisher_AKY (@FlyFisher_AKY) November 4, 2015
— Jake John (@jacobjaboyle) November 4, 2015
@jacobjaboyle Name one city in America where it is legal for grown men to use the same bathroom as little girls. I'll wait.
— Gringo Kafir 4Lyfe (@makeliberalscry) November 4, 2015
— Eliel Cruz (@elielcruz) November 4, 2015
Our wives & daughters have an absolute right not to be confronted in the locker room shower by a naked, mentally ill man in lipstick #HERO
— Matt Barber (@jmattbarber) November 4, 2015