The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) has been stalled for nearly a year while opponents have sought to overturn the act. However, a judge has ruled the petition opposing HERO invalid, allowing protections for LGBT Houstonians to take effect.
A flurry of bills have been introduced which seek to limit a transgender person's ability to use the public bathroom in alignment with their gender identity. The discriminatory bills are founded on debunked information and criminalize people for their gender identity.
The Phoenix City Council is considering changes to a local ordinance that would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.