HOUSTON (AP) — Actress Sally Field says that as a mother of a gay son, she hopes Houston voters will pass a nondiscrimination ordinance on Tuesday.
Field, whose mother was born in Houston, says the ordinance also would protect women, minorities, veterans and the disabled from discrimination.
Opponents of the ordinance contend it would infringe on religious beliefs against homosexuality and allow sexual predators to go into women's restrooms.
The Rev. Ed Young, pastor of Houston's Second Baptist Church, says if the measure passes it will result in discrimination against "those of us who believe that men should use men's facilities and women should use women's facilities."
The measure's supporters say problems with public bathrooms have been virtually nonexistent in states that have banned discrimination based on gender identity.