Houston Texans Owner Takes Back $10,000 Contribution To Anti-Discrimination Opponents

Remember when we said that Texans owner Bob McNair had donated $10,000 to the anti-HERO campaign in Houston? Looks he's walked that donation back.

From Chron:

Texans owner Bob McNair is rescinding a $10,000 contribution he made to Campaign of Houston after being involved in a controversy surrounding opposition to HERO, the city's equal rights ordinance.

McNair released a lengthy statement Friday where he said unauthorized statements attributed to his beliefs were distributed that were never discussed with him, saying he won't tolerate any personal or professional discrimination...

Critics of the law, mostly conservatives, object to the nondiscrimination protections extending to gay and transgender residents and claim it would allow men into women's restrooms. The ordinance also bans discrimination based on sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy and genetic information, as well as family, marital or military status.

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Whatever caused McNair to reevaluated his donation, we're pleased that he has taken action against a discriminatory campaign.