Mr. Castano of Houston and Mr. Flowers of San Antonio said their collaborative efforts in their cities pushed back against laws and policies they believed were immoral, such as a gender-identity nondiscrimination ordinance that would have permitted biological males to use women's bathrooms.
"The ordinance also says that if you have at any point demonstrated a bias — without defining what a bias is or who will determine whether or not one has been exercised — that you cannot get a city contract," Mr. Flowers told OneNewsNow. "Neither can any of your subcontractors [who have demonstrated a bias] sign on to the contract."