Michael Sam has filmed a video for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) in support of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HRC).

HERO prohibits discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodations based on several characteristics including race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Opponents of the law forced it onto Tuesday's ballot.

“As a Texas native, I was thrilled when the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance passed last year, and equally disappointed when opponents petitioned for its repeal this year,” Sam says in the 30-second spot. “Now [that] it's on the ballot, it's up to all of us to protect Houstonians from discrimination.”

Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL, first offered his support earlier this month in a fundraising email for the HRC.