The City of Houston’s proposed Equal Rights Ordinance, or HERO, was soundly defeated at the ballot box this week. HERO, meant to be an all-encompassing prohibition against discrimination, commonly became known as the “bathroom bill” because, as the New York Times wrote in its endorsement, “Houston’s ordinance would allow transgender people to use public restrooms consistent with their gender identity,” adding, “This is a fundamental right that does nothing to endanger others.”

Danger or not, the people voted no, which of course was attributed to their irrational fear of trans people.

Mayor Annise Parker herself corrected that voter, clarifying that she had called those who had opposed HERO transphobes.

That bit of personal constituent outreach was a hit with some.

Others weren’t impressed by the mayor’s tweet of defeat.