HOUSTON, TX (Nov. 4, 2005) – Saying its effects
would write discrimination and prejudice into the Texas Constitution,
the Board of Directors of Holocaust Museum Houston has announced its
opposition to Proposition 2 on Tuesday’s election ballot.
In a special called meeting Thursday night, the Board voted to
publicly oppose the so-called "marriage amendment." The action marks
only the second time in its history that the Museum has taken a public
stance on an issue.
"Texas law already prohibits marriage between same-sex couples. This
legislation is needless and serves no legitimate purpose but to embed
hatred and prejudice against one class of Texans into our most
fundamental laws," said Susan Llanes Myers, executive director of the
"If the lessons of the Holocaust have taught us anything, they have
taught us that we cannot stand by when faced with discrimination,
prejudice and hatred against any group, for any reason," said
Holocaust Museum Houston promotes awareness and educates the public
of the dangers of prejudice, hatred and violence against the backdrop
of the Holocaust by fostering remembrance, understanding and education.
Through various educational programs, it works to teach participants
that they must be not bystanders, but catalysts in making the world a
better place and that they have a responsibility to take action when
confronted with evil and injustice.
Holocaust Museum Houston is free and open to the public and is
located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St. in Houston's
For more information, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.