Out actor Jim Parsons is calling on
Houston voters to uphold the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).
HERO prohibits discrimination in
housing, employment and public accommodations based on more than a
dozen characteristics including race, religion, sexual orientation
and gender identity.
Opponents of the law forced it onto
Tuesday's ballot. Early voting ended Friday.
In an email to the Human Rights
Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate, Parsons
endorsed Proposition 1, the ballot initiative that would keep the law
“My roots in Houston run deep and I
still have family and many friends who live there so, even though I
can't vote in this upcoming election, the outcome of this particular
issue will still have an effect on me and the ones that I love,”
said Parsons, who was born and raised in Houston. “I'm asking you
to spread the word to anyone you know in Houston: please vote YES on
Proposition 1 in favor of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO)
to protect all of Houston’s residents from discrimination.”