Equality Matters
August 16, 2013

Fox News continued its fact-free attack on a proposed San Antonio ordinance to ban anti-LGBT discrimination, blatantly misrepresenting the measure while portraying it as an attack on “faith.”

During the August 16 edition of Fox & Friends, guest host Shannon Bream invited San Antonio pastor Steven Branson to criticize a proposed non-discrimination ordinance that would:

(1) prohibit city government, contractors, and vendors from discriminating against LGBT people in employment.

(2) prohibit housing and public accommodation discrimination against LGBT people.

(3) prohibit City Council members from engaging in discrimination or demonstrating bias against LGBT people “while serving in such public position.”

Bream confused two separate portions of the ordinance, falsely stating that businesses owners would be barred from holding city contracts if they spoke out against homosexuality.