The reasons specifically why it was delayed was unclear but what could happen, according to sources, is that an amendment crucial to the passage of this ordinance would be tagged.
There is no city council meeting next week that is why it would be delayed for two weeks.
Mayor Annise Parker and her supporters have the votes to pass the ordinance, but they may not have the votes to override the procedural motion.
The Houston Equality ordinance, Human Rights Ordinance of Supporters, would prohibit discrimination of any kind, with specific language prohibiting for transgender and gender identity.
City council is expected to vote on May 28.