Liberato and Rutter in Law360: Bid Dropped for Injunction on Houston Gay Worker Benefits

08/20/2014

Former Harris County Republican Party Chairman Jared Woodfill, who filed suit in Texas state court against the city of Houston over an ordinance that extends benefits to same-sex spouses of city employees, withdrew his request for a temporary injunction Friday...

The former chairman filed suit Aug. 5 along with a local doctor and a pair of ministers to oppose an equal rights ordinance under which the city has begun offering health insurance and other employment benefits to legally married gay couples, saying Houston Mayor Annise Parker has rejected a valid referendum petition that requires City Council to either repeal or allow voters to weigh in on the law...

The city is represented ... by Lynne Liberato, Kent RutterWill Feldman and Katie Dolan-Galaviz of Haynes and Boone, LLP...

Excerpted from Law360, August 20, 2014. To view full article, click here (subscription required).

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