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Robert Stein

Professor, Rice University

Robert Stein is the Lena Gohlman Fox Professor of Political Science at Rice University.

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How HERO was defeated

Ensuring fair treatment for all Houston residents and visitors, including gay and transgender people, would not seem to be so far out of reach in a city that generally seems to take pride in its diversity and inclusiveness. The margin by which HERO was defeated tells a different story.