Before the show begins, Councilman George Greanias asks for the crowd's support in an upcoming referendum regarding a pair of city ordinances. Passed on June 19, 1984, the Domestic Privacy in Employment Ordinance amended both the Civil Service Ordinance and the Affirmative Action Plan to ban job discrimination against city employees on the basis of sexual orientation. Opponents subsequently gathered enough signatures to force a citywide referendum. During a municipal election on January 19, 1985, voters ultimately opposed the measures by a four-to-one margin. The Houston City Council passed similar non-discrimination ordinances in 2001 and 2014. Both were also undone by referendum. As a result, city employees remain unprotected from job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.