Holocaust Museum Houston Opposes Proposition 2

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 Museum.

"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 Llanes-Myers.

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 Museum District.

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