I would DEARLY love to have any woman – or man for that matter – demand that I prove I am a woman. I DARE them to, because when they do, I will sue them so fast their head will spin like Linda Blair’s in The Exorcist. I’m sick of this bullshit argument and the IGNORANCE that is flowing from it. It makes me want to throw up on every single ignorant CONservative in this country.
In late October, Human Rights Campaign President Chad Griffin explained why his group was spending an unprecedented $600,000 to uphold an ordinance in Houston that banned discrimination. It was critical, he said, for the largest LGBT organization in the country to represent the interests of its 1.5 million members and supporters.
“These are grassroots folks who give to us so that we can fight these battles, wherever they are,” Griffin told BuzzFeed News at the campaign headquarters, where he’d just flown in from Washington, D.C.
After marriage equality was won at the Supreme Court, HRC placed a priority on passing a nondiscrimination law in Congress. To build momentum, they endeavored to pass nondiscrimination legislation in cities and states along the way. Griffin said that when “building momentum across the country, every victory you have is a building block.” So defending Houston’s law was essential.
“This is a big one, it’s an important one, it’s an expensive one,” he said. “But it’s a battle we have got to win.”
Six days later, however, voters repealed the law by a 22-percentage point chasm — despite the fact that Griffin and his allies were six and nine points ahead in two early polls. Houston Unites, the name of the central campaign, had raised about $4 million in total, outspending their opponents three to one.