Parade for the first time in Houston's history was not held
in Montrose (route had always been along Westheimer), and instead
the event was held downtown. Moving from Montrose was done with
a great deal of controversy as the Pride Committee did not consult
the community at all and just handed the decision to them. The
event however was a success with record attendence (helped along
by the Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage that week).
The committee claimed 700,000 in attendance, though some say a
figure in the 200,000 range is more reasonable.
University has made a major change to its student conduct
policy, ending its longstanding ban on homosexual acts.
November. The Houston
Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), passed by City Council in May
of 2014, was immediately challenged by the bible bigots, with
petitions, lawsuits and finally getting their way, a place on
the November ballot. Deceitful campaigning led to a 63% to 37%
loss, repealing the ordinance.
|June 26. The Supreme
Court announced a decision
legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.