Ben Hall is prepared to bring trust, honesty and integrity back to politics. While at first hearing, it may be counterintuitive in a time where gender equality is at the top of the political agenda that he’s opposed to having gender neutral restrooms. But the personal injury lawyer deems sex segregation is still pertinent when it comes to protecting women and children. Regarding Human Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) he tells the Huff Post, “the law is dangerous. It has no objective criteria for what male and female is. It does not narrow itself to transgender individuals. And as a result, I have been very clear to say it’s too dangerous as written, in a county where we have 8,235 registered sex offenders. Granting this kind of blanket permission for sex offenders to self-identify and gain legal access into sex segregated areas is irresponsible.”
A Harvard Law School graduate, Hall isn’t a career politician but he has experience working in the public sector, having served as city attorney under Mayor Bob Lanier where he supervised a legal department of over 200 employees and managed an annual budget of over $12 million. The founder of nationally recognized Hall Law Firm, he’s been married to Saundra Turner, for 34 years. They have two sons, Benjamin IV and Zachary. Ben and Saundra are the owners of KCOH Radio (1230 AM), the oldest black talk radio station in the Greater Houston area, and KCOH-TV. Ben has been an ordained Christian minister for over 40 years.
In an interview on Sunday, Nov. 1, 48 hours before the city of Houston mayoral election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, Hall shares his perspective on Black Lives Matter, whether he agrees that Black leadership should have one (a collective) agenda, the perception of the community after a Black president and if honest politics are possible.
Hear what he has to say.