Billionaire Bob McNair, owner of the NFL team Houston Texans, has asked the campaign working to repeal Houston's LGBT protections to refund his donation.

McNair, 78, earlier this month gave $10,000 to the Campaign for Houston, which is working to repeal the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO). HERO prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on several characteristics including race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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The campaign to repeal HERO has largely revolved around demonizing the LGBT community, in particular transgender women. In one ad, the campaign falsely claims that HERO allows “any man at any time” to enter a women's bathroom “simply by claiming to be a woman that day.” The ad suggests that the law puts young girls and women at risk: “Even registered sex offenders could follow women or young girls into the bathroom.”

On its website, the Campaign for Houston falsely claims that “other cities and states with these laws have seen sexual predators use them to violate and hurt women and children.”

In a statement released Friday, McNair said that he “instructed the Campaign to return [his] contribution” because it had “made numerous unauthorized statements about [his] opposition to HERO.”

McNair said that his support for repeal was based on his belief that “a thoughtful rewrite would provide a better ordinance that would provide strong non-discrimination protections for all Houstonians, which I would support, and would be less divisive of our city.”

“I do not believe in or tolerate personal or professional discrimination of any kind. I also believe that we Houstonians should have an ordinance that unites our community and provides a bold statement of non-discrimination. I encourage all Houstonians to vote on November 3,” he added.

In an open letter released earlier this week, former NFL player Chris Kluwe, a strong LGBT ally, blasted McNair's $10,000 donation, saying that the NFL owner just doesn't care about “basic human dignity.”