Houston elects first openly gay mayor

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    Houston - Annise Parker, a lesbian who has never made a secret or an issue of her sexual orientation, on Saturday was elected mayor of Houston, the nation's fourth-largest city.

    With the victory, Parker, 53, will become the first openly gay mayor of such a large American city. The population of the Texas city is about 2.2 million.

    Her victory comes two days after Democrats in California's Assembly unanimously tapped John A. Perez of Los Angeles to be their speaker. He will be the first openly gay lawmaker to hold the powerful post.

    With almost all of Houston's 738 precincts reporting, Parker had 53% of the vote and Gene Locke 47%, according to the Harris County website.

    The fiercely contested election battle leading up to Saturday's balloting was marked by anti-gay rhetoric. Locke, 61, condemned such tactics.

    Houston elects first openly gay mayor -- latimes.com
     
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    Good for her. It was nice to see her opponent condemned such tactics as well.
     
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    :lol::lol::lol: Oh my God--You mean that all those "right-wing" religious nut-case Republicans elected a Lesbian mayor?--:lol::lol: In Houston TEXAS?--home of the Republican party--:lol::lol: This lesbian has got to be very conservative to win in Houston Texas--another misnomer theory of liberals. "That all gays are liberals." That one just went out the window--:lol::lol:

    I guess this dispells alot of the liberal points of view about Republicans being anti-gay. In fact Criss, I am surprised as HELL that you even posted this thread--:lol::lol:
     
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    Wow, she's a dyke... big fucking deal. It's as if we're all back in High School and Carrie White just won prom queen... Good thing she didn't take an office with any responsibility. I'm just glad that the opposition and those now dancing in the streets aren't distracting us from this massive social accomplishment with politics or questions about what to do about the citty budget or anything related to running a city. I mean, it's not like she's a mayor or anything...
     
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    Why are people concerned with whether she's a rugmuncher or not?
     
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    Since Jerry Falwell died, gays have nothing to fear from Republicans, and vise-versa. This could be the start of a beautiful relationship...
     
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    Religion.
     
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    So we should expect her to be covered with blood in the near future? :lol:
     
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    sounds like a pretty stupid reason to distract from her responsibilities as mayor and what she plans to do about any issues the city is facing
     

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