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STUDY: Houston Media Help Misrepresent Equal Rights Ordinance

August 13, 2015 3:55 pm ET

SUMMARY: Television news stations in Houston have misrepresented the city's Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), which will be up for public repeal in November. Media outlets have uncritically parroted myths about the ordinance's protections for transgender people and failed to tell viewers that HERO prohibits discrimination on the basis of a wide range of characteristics, including sex, race, and religion. 

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