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Houston voted this week to scuttle a pro-transgender measure that opponents claimed would "allow men to freely go into women's bathrooms, locker rooms and showers," a vote that didn't sit well with The New York Times.

A "yearlong battle over gay and transgender rights" had "turned into a costly, ugly war of words," and it concluded when "voters repealed an anti-discrimination ordinance that had attracted attention from the White House, sports figures and Hollywood celebrities," the newspaper said of Tuesday's referendum vote.

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