From the Houston Stonewall Young Democrats:
HOUSTON – Mayoral candidate Ben Hall spoke to KUHF this morning and (finally) spoke publicly
regarding issues of equality for the LGBT community. Hall not only came out staunchly against
introducing and implementing a non-discrimination ordinance in Houston, but also in repealing the
Executive Order 150.
Unfortunately for Hall, he had previously sent in the municipal candidate questionnaire to the
Harris County Democratic Party in which he answered he would support a non-discrimination ordinance
for all Houstonians, including those in the LGBT community.
“If we can’t trust Ben Hall to decide where he stands on issues of fairness and equality on the
campaign trail, how can we trust him to make the hard decisions as the Mayor of Houston?” Brad
Pritchett, President of the Houston Stonewall Young Democrats, said. “Hall’s inability to take a
principled stand on a basic Democratic issue just underscores why Mayor Annise Parker is the right
choice for the City of Houston.”
Hall neglected to sit down with both the Houston Stonewall Young Democrats and the Houston
GLBT Political Caucus when the organizations were screening municipal candidates.
The Houston Stonewall Young Democrats ask a simple question to Mr. Hall’s campaign and
supporters: where does Ben Hall really stand?
Listen to the full KUHF interview here.