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Seth Meyers Takes On Houston's Failed LGBT Nondiscrimination Ordinance

There is still so much work to be done.

Seth Meyers took some time out of his show Wednesday night to provide some clarity in the face of nonsensical anti-LGBT prejudice.

On "Late Night With Seth Meyers," the talk show host took on the failed LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance that voters struck down in Houston, TX on Tuesday -- and the fear-mongering tactics that ultimately contributed to its demise.

Houston voters failed to pass Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance, also known as HERO, which would have prevented discrimination on the basis of race, age, military status, disability and 11 other categories.

Meyers provided a thorough breakdown of how the conservative right used fear-based campaigning, like cartoon advertising, to cause anxiety in voters and ultimately defeat the ordinance.

The following anti-HERO ad ran as part of a campaign in the Houston area to defeat the legislation. Seriously.

"At the end of the day campaigns like the one in Houston are powerful reminders that for LGBTQ people there is still a lot more work to be done to fight against both discrimination -- and terrible cartoons," Meyers states in the segment.

Check out the video above to hear more from Meyers or head here to learn more about why HERO did not pass.

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