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Houston shouldn't be rewarded with the Final Four Tournament

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On November 3, Houston voters took to the polls and determined that not everyone in their city deserves equal protections under the law. In a stunning margin of 61% to 39%, the city ordinance that protected citizens against bias in housing, employment, city contracting and business services was struck down. It’s an ordinance that is almost identical to ones in over 200 cities, protecting everyone from the LGBT community to military personnel to the elderly. Houston is now the largest US city without these protections.

We need to send a message that we won’t do business in a city that thinks some citizens don’t deserve equal protection under the law. That is why I’m calling on the NCAA to move its Final Four Tournament to another Texas city. Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Fort Worth, and El Paso all still have ordinances like the one that was just struck down in Houston, and they would welcome the tourism and revenue generated from one of the biggest sporting events of the year.

The NCAA shouldn’t support a city where you can be fired for being LGBT, or not hired because someone thinks you’re too old. Unless the NCAA moves its Final Four from Houston, it will be doing just that.

The ball is now in the NCAA's court. It is time to show Houston and other cities that might be thinking about striking down anti-discrimination laws, that discrimination will not be tolerated.

Please tell the NCAA to move the Final Four out of Houston if the anti-discrimination protections are not restored.

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