In a June 14 commentary in the San Antonio Express-News, state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte urged the city to “pass updates to the city code ensuring that the city, and those who contract with the city, will not discriminate against their employees because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or veterans’ status.”
Supporting the measures, which the City Council is expected to consider in August, the Democrat said of a fellow San Antonio resident, an Iraq veteran: “Here in his home state and his home city, he can be denied or fired from a job just because he is gay.”
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Leticia Van de Putte
Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.