Two-time Academy Award-winner Sally
Field on Thursday spoke in support of the Houston Equal Rights
HERO prohibits discrimination in
housing, employment and public accommodations based on several
characteristics including race, religion, sexual orientation and
Field joined other supporters at a
press conference organized by Houston Unites, the campaign to approve
Proposition 1, and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's
largest LGBT rights advocate.
“A vote for HERO is a vote to treat
everyone fairly and equally under the law,” Field told reporters.
“This goes to the core of who we are as Americans.”
Texas State Senator Sylvia R. Garcia
also spoke at the event.
“Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance is
about one thing and one thing only: fighting discrimination,” she
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On Wednesday, Field channeled a scene
from her Oscar-winning Norma Rae performance. While walking
the red carpet at an HRC event, Field held up a sign in support of
HERO. In the 1979 film, Field's character fights for better working
conditions at a textile factory by calling for workers to unionize.
A famous image from the movie shows her character holding a sign that