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09/13/2013 09:35 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

How Much Are Women's Sports Really Improving On LGBT Issues?

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Last week, the City Council in San Antonio passed a non-discrimination ordinance that adds gender identity, sexual orientation, and veteran status to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age and disability as characteristics that businesses cannot use to discriminate against patrons or employees. The seventh most-populous city in the United States, San Antonio has the highest percentage of gay and lesbian couples who are raising kids. The ordinance gained steam after “the Human Rights Campaign released a dismal San Antonio score on their annual Municipal Equality Index, (48 out of 100, four points behind Houston, the second-lowest ranked Texas city).” San Antonio joins other Texas cities like Austin, El Paso, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Waco with the passage of this ordinance, as well as nearly 180 other cities around the country.

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