December 17, 2013      6:56 PM
HARRIS COUNTY REPUBLICANS WIN TRO AGAINST HOUSTON IN SAME SEX BENEFITS CASE
The judge in the case has set a hearing for January 6th
The Harris County GOP won the first
round in what will no doubt be a protracted court battle over the city of
Houston’s move to offer benefits
to same-sex couples, the GOP Chairman Jared
Woodfill said Tuesday evening.
Late in the day, a judge issued a temporary restraining
order, which was provided to QR by Woodfill
and which you can
see here, that bars Mayor Annise Parker
from following through on the policy change at least until a hearing can be
held next month. That hearing is set for Jan 6.
a spokeswoman for Mayor Parker, declined to comment for now. As of Tuesday
evening, she said the city had not been notified by the court of the order.
The original suit filed by Woodfill can be found here.
By Scott Braddock