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Texas city elects openly gay mayor
Nine News ^ | December 14, 2009

Posted on 12/13/2009 12:56:30 PM PST by myknowledge

The southern city of Houston has become the largest US metropolis to elect an openly gay mayor when Annise Parker, an open lesbian, claimed a solid victory over her rival.

"I know what this win means to many of us who thought we could never achieve high office," she said in her victory speech, at which she introduced her partner Kathy and their three children, according to the Houston Chronicle.

"I understand, because I feel it, too. But now, from this moment, let us join as one community," said Parker, 53.

According to local election data, Democrat Parker won about 53 percent of the vote and opponent Gene Locke, also a Democrat, took 47 percent.

The population of the Texas city is about 2.2 million.

Throughout her campaign, Parker enjoyed the support of gay and lesbian political organizations nationwide, though she did not make her sexual orientation a key issue in the campaign.

Several smaller US cities already have openly gay mayors, including Portland, Oregon; Providence, Rhode Island; and Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Parker has worked in the Houston city administration for the last 11 years -- first on the city council, and for the last five years as city controller.

She spent 20 years in the oil and gas industry before entering public service.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: anniseparker; gunnysargehartmann; homonaziagenda; homonazis; homonazism; homonazisonthemarch; homosexualagenda; houston; lesbian; lesbonazi; lesbonaziagenda; lesbonazis; lesbonazism; lesbonazisonthemarch; steersandqueers; texas; tx2009
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Whoa. How could a city in one of America's conservative southern states ever elect an open lesbian, Annise Parker, as mayor of Houston?

Decades ago, there would have been no gay or lesbian in high offices like mayors in Texas.

This is how the people of Houston have become halfheartedly cold towards our Lord Jesus Christ. They have spat in his face.

1 posted on 12/13/2009 12:56:31 PM PST by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge

Wot, Jesus hates fags? I do love Christians who think that since God is Love, they have to do His hatin’ for Him.


2 posted on 12/13/2009 1:01:18 PM PST by Grut
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To: myknowledge

Considering Ms. Parker’s oppenent was another flaming liberal, what difference would it have made had that person won?


3 posted on 12/13/2009 1:02:11 PM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: myknowledge

GUILTY - on BOTH counts!

4 posted on 12/13/2009 1:22:50 PM PST by Libloather (Tea totaler, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: pnh102

This election was much like the past Presidential election....no real candidates to vote for. McCain/Obama.....Locke/Parker. Locke would have been a financial disaster for Houston. I just hope Houston does not become like San Francisco with Parker as Mayor.


5 posted on 12/13/2009 1:24:28 PM PST by agondonter
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To: myknowledge

How about the title in the title?

Texas city elects openly gay mayor


6 posted on 12/13/2009 1:29:59 PM PST by restornu (Atonement; Christ doesnt just make up the difference. He makes all the difference. ~ Brad Wilcox)
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To: myknowledge

Why does gay/normal matter? What matters is if the person is sensible in the head, or a raving liberal. I would not vote for a raving liberal no matter who he/she/it sleeps with.


7 posted on 12/13/2009 1:42:35 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: myknowledge

Where in the world did you ever hear that Houston is conservative??? Or Texas inparticular??


8 posted on 12/13/2009 1:42:50 PM PST by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: Grut

Isn’t that the truth? Jesus would weep


9 posted on 12/13/2009 1:43:41 PM PST by DallasSun (i believe in separation of church and hate.)
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To: agondonter

Gays, Mexicans and Gay Mexicans?


10 posted on 12/13/2009 1:43:43 PM PST by John Will
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To: myknowledge

Houston is very liberal.


11 posted on 12/13/2009 1:44:22 PM PST by Kent1957
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To: myknowledge

There is a coalition that can elect such people. Break down the demographics of those supporting her.


12 posted on 12/13/2009 1:48:20 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: myknowledge

Who gives an Obama about whether or not she’s gay? That should not even be a headline. Only weak-minded “journalists” with a mind-spectrum consisting of two colors would give a care.

Now, if she’s a liberal, I f*rt in her general direction. And if she’s a lib, she’ll f*art in the general direction of Houston.

They’ll soon learn.


13 posted on 12/13/2009 1:51:10 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Grut

Hate has nothing to do with it. It is a matter of judgment, which homosexuals, by their very lifestyles, lack. Period.

Houston, you have a problem. You’ll be sooooooooooooorry!


14 posted on 12/13/2009 1:52:34 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: myknowledge
though she did not make her sexual orientation a key issue in the campaign.

When you bring Barney Franks in to fund raise, you have made it an issue.

15 posted on 12/13/2009 1:53:52 PM PST by TWfromTEXAS (Life is the one choice that pro choicers will not support.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

And you think someone, anyone, can be considered “sensible” if they do not know what their own body parts are for? If they openly hate biology and live their own reality? That defies logic.


16 posted on 12/13/2009 1:54:48 PM PST by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: myknowledge
Houston and Austin have no business being in Texas, frankly. They'd be more at home in Maine or California.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

17 posted on 12/13/2009 2:03:29 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Kent1957

Not as liberal as Austin.

Houston is over 50% Mexican.....so of course it’s now a liberal city. It’s all the foreigners (Mexico, California, New York, Michigan, etc.) that make it liberal. Native anglo Houstonians are conservative.


18 posted on 12/13/2009 2:07:58 PM PST by agondonter
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To: John Will

Poor Sam has rolled in his grave some much they should tie a generator to him.

Houston long fell from being a “TEXAS” city and instead is more like Juarez, Michigan.


19 posted on 12/13/2009 2:08:43 PM PST by dusttoyou (libs are all wee wee'd up and no place to go)
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To: The Comedian
Houston and Austin have no business being in Texas, frankly

Austin is a great city and I am proud to call it my home.

20 posted on 12/13/2009 2:12:35 PM PST by Doe Eyes
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