Texas Gov. Greg Abbott reminded voters Monday that voting to allow men in women's restrooms was pretty much endorsing Hillary Clinton's values — and going against "Texas values." After Clinton came out in favor of Houston's Proposition 1, or the Houston Equal Rights Act (HERO), which would prohibit discrimination based on race, religion, origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity, Abbott pushed back:
HOUSTON: Vote Texas values, not @HillaryClinton values. Vote NO on City of Houston Proposition 1. No men in women's bathrooms.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) November 2, 2015
Abbott points out that the measure would allow men identifying as women to use the women's restroom and other public facilities for women, among other provisions. In spite of the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage this summer, Abbott, along with Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas State Attorney General Ken Paxton, argues that Texans should not have to comply with a measure if it interferes with their religious beliefs.
Clinton disagrees. The Democratic presidential candidate sees the proposition as vital for preventing discrimination and fostering equality:
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 29, 2015
Houstonians vote on Proposition 1 on Monday. Becca Stanek