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Gay mayor-elect: Victory shows Houston's diversity
Yahoo News ^ | December 13, 2009 | Associated Press

Posted on 12/13/2009 2:06:24 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

HOUSTON – The first openly gay person to be elected mayor of Houston says she hopes her victory in Saturday's election will change how the world views the city.

Houston is the nation's fourth-largest city and the biggest to elect an openly gay mayor.

Mayor-elect Annise Parker spoke Sunday at a press conference after defeating former city attorney Gene Locke with 53.6 percent of the vote in the hotly contested runoff election.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: anniseparker; bluezone; diversity; gays; genelocke; glbt; homonazi; homonaziagenda; homonazis; homonazism; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; houston; lesbians; lesbonazi; lesbonaziagenda; lesbonazimayor; lesbonazism; mayor; openlygaymayor; sexualorientation; texas; urban
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The AP stuff about Ms. Parker's victory does not really touch on her issues, or those of her opponent. Earlier articles mention "anti-gay" and religious opposition, as well as people urging to vote against her due to her "homosexual activities."

I personally don't care about her sexual activities, but what are her issues, especially in the sexual orientation arena? For example, does she favor forcing traditional churches, synagogues, and mosques to marry homosexual couples?

1 posted on 12/13/2009 2:06:24 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Will Dallas get as much pity as “admiration” for this? Texas gone gay... who’da thinked it.


2 posted on 12/13/2009 2:08:32 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Let me get this straight, liberals want us to be blind when it comes to a persons color and or orientation, yet they’re the 1st to interject a persons color or orientation, seems to me the only ones who are color and orientation blind are conservatives, we don’t give a hoot about either, we care about your ideology and that’s it!


3 posted on 12/13/2009 2:09:08 PM PST by Ballygrl
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

No, it shows our culture decline.

Homesuality is a perversion of sex.

Sex is to be between a man and a woman - hopefully married.

It is a sad day to see another San Franciso in the making.

It’s also disgusting to see two men, one acting like a woman and the other a “man” thinking they are a “couple”. The same is true of two women, one pretending to be the “man” and the other taking on the role of a female in such a perverted way. It’s SICK.


4 posted on 12/13/2009 2:09:21 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
former city attorney Gene Locke

This guy must have used John McCain's campaign staff and strategies...

5 posted on 12/13/2009 2:10:40 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Gay mayor-elect: Today’s fire and brimstone storm is unexplained.


6 posted on 12/13/2009 2:11:33 PM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Tempe, Arizona had a gay mayor in 1994. For ten years I don’t think anyone knew, LOL.


7 posted on 12/13/2009 2:16:58 PM PST by donna ( I am confident that we can create a Kingdom right here on Earth. - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well, maybe if we can get all these “firsts” out of the way, we can go back to hiring and electing people based on their merit and qualifications. I personally would hate to be the first of a race, sex, orientation, etc. to “accomplish” something that was based entirely on the decision of the public at large because I would never really know if they selected because I was the best qualified or because I would be the first...know what I mean?


8 posted on 12/13/2009 2:21:18 PM PST by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: nmh

Shows what a sick nation we have become.


9 posted on 12/13/2009 2:21:51 PM PST by mulligan
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This is only the 7th time that Parker has been elected to city wide office, so the people of Houston have already accepted her sexuality.

And her opponent was more liberal than Parker.


10 posted on 12/13/2009 2:22:41 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Well, I hope Houston gets everthing they voted for. They deserve it >sar<.


11 posted on 12/13/2009 2:24:06 PM PST by shiva
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To: nmh
Hom[osex]uality is a perversion of sex.

It's certainly biologically incorrect, if nothing else. Our bodies were not designed for homsexuality, and yet, there they are (the homosexuals, not the bodies)...

12 posted on 12/13/2009 2:25:50 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Don't eat your dog; eat obnoxious, liberal humans to save the planet!)
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To: Ballygrl

And in this election, the more conservative areas of Houston supported the Lesbian candidate over the more liberal black candidate.

This election was not about race or the homosexual agenda, but rather who was best equipped to run the city and the people of Houston elected the more conservative or least liberal of the two.


13 posted on 12/13/2009 2:27:26 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The first openly gay person to be elected mayor of Houston says she hopes her victory in Saturday's election will change how the world views the city.

It certainly has changed my view. Now, Houston ranks right up there with San Francisco as a place I don't want to visit.

How long before there's a rainbow flag flying from City Hall?

14 posted on 12/13/2009 2:28:00 PM PST by upchuck (New sign on my pickup: Are you a "Hope and Change" regretter?)
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To: John.Galt2012

You got that right. Imagine if I were the first nerd to be elected mayor of a large city. Would it be because of intense lobbying and social pressure by the nerd/geek/dork community, or because of my merits? Who knows.


15 posted on 12/13/2009 2:28:14 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Don't eat your dog; eat obnoxious, liberal humans to save the planet!)
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To: John.Galt2012
Well, maybe if we can get all these “firsts” out of the way, we can go back to hiring and electing people based on their merit and qualifications.

Could you please explain to me how Gene Locke was of greater merit or qualification than Mayor Elect Parker?

16 posted on 12/13/2009 2:30:10 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
HOUSTON – The first openly gay person elected mayor of Houston

Is this the same kind of cultural diversity that killed all those people at Fort Hood?

17 posted on 12/13/2009 2:31:51 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Dallas County has a lesbian Sheriff.


18 posted on 12/13/2009 2:32:09 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: upchuck

I kind of doubt that will happen. I should mention that she probably benefitted from the anti-Obama vote given the race of her opponent.

I oppose gay marriage and all the other stuff but to me it doesn’t matter what a public official does in the privacy of their quarters as long as they don’t try and push their lifestyle if the public they represent doesn’t want it.

Given that Houston is a third black and a third Hispanic I seriously doubt that you’ll be seeing a “gay revolution” there any time soon and I get the strangest feeling is the person was a real radical “gay all the way” kind of gal she wouldn’t be the Mayor-Elect


19 posted on 12/13/2009 2:34:56 PM PST by AzaleaCity5691
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To: RobbyS
Dallas County has a lesbian Sheriff.

What's it's name?

20 posted on 12/13/2009 2:35:55 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: shiva

I will put Houston up against any very large city in the U.S. in terms of standard of living, employment, state of the economy, property values and positive corporate climate and I promise you that Houston will come out on top.

That was true ten years ago, it is true today and will be true ten years from now.


21 posted on 12/13/2009 2:38:15 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: dragnet2

The name escapes me. But it’s Lopez or some other garden variety Spanish name.


22 posted on 12/13/2009 2:38:44 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
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To: trumandogz

I can’t explain anything except anytime time I read a headline that says something along the lines, “SO and SO is the first (insert race, gender, hair color, etc here) to (insert achievement here). I lose interest. Now, if the headline reads, “so and so was the first, human or student or athlete or even American...” Then I am interested. Otherwise, whatever...I am sure their “group” whatever that group is, will be very proud.


23 posted on 12/13/2009 2:38:53 PM PST by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: AzaleaCity5691
I should mention that she probably benefitted from the anti-Obama vote given the race of her opponent.

And how do you explain the six previous times she has been elected to city wide office?

24 posted on 12/13/2009 2:39:34 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: John.Galt2012

The better, more qualified and more fiscally conservative candidate won and for some reason people are bent out of shape that the more liberal candidate lost this election.


25 posted on 12/13/2009 2:41:37 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: dragnet2

Butch?


26 posted on 12/13/2009 2:41:59 PM PST by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: trumandogz
Big cities are run by Democrats. Every one of them.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

27 posted on 12/13/2009 2:42:15 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: trumandogz

Probably helped her, but given that you would have thought she would have gotten a far higher vote. And it does matter because her opponent tried to bring her sexuality into the race and so did church groups.

And if there growing racial tension in the country then it would behoove us to see if we can recognize it because there could be major political implications in it.


28 posted on 12/13/2009 2:42:46 PM PST by AzaleaCity5691
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To: goldstategop

And of the large cities in the US, Houston is in the best economic shape and it has always been run by Democrats.


29 posted on 12/13/2009 2:43:47 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: BlueLancer

Sheriff Butch of Dallas County?

hehehe....That would be a sight!


30 posted on 12/13/2009 2:44:25 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: trumandogz

Good, I am glad they won. We need more conservative candidates winning more elections. BTW a am the first male in my family to have a gay niece. I guess that makes me and her extra special.


31 posted on 12/13/2009 2:45:37 PM PST by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: shiva

Folks, as a Houstonian, I must set the record straight (pun intended). Annise Parker received a “B” rating from the Texas Conservative Review. Gene Locke received an “F.” Do a Google search on “Lee Brown Houston Mayor” and read what you can. Lee Brown was the last black mayor Houston had and he was the worst mayor in city history. Gene Locke would have been Lee Brown II. I am as against homosexuality as anyone, but I was not going to vote for a man whom I know would have fiscally ruined this city.


32 posted on 12/13/2009 2:46:50 PM PST by QuantumOfIntelligence
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To: AzaleaCity5691

She won because she was the better qualified of the two.

Furthermore, when we see the results of this election by areas of town, you will find that the Strong Democratic areas voted for Locke and the Strong GOP areas voted for Parker.


33 posted on 12/13/2009 2:47:16 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: QuantumOfIntelligence
Folks, as a Houstonian, I must set the record straight (pun intended). Annise Parker received a “B” rating from the Texas Conservative Review. Gene Locke received an “F.”

You are exactly right and I have been pointing that fact out on numerous threads.

But, for some reason on these threads many Freepers are disappointed that the more conservative candidate won an election.

The Freeper world is upside down.

34 posted on 12/13/2009 2:50:08 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: trumandogz
She won because she was the better qualified of the two.

Pat Hogjaws, the 2008 steer wrestling champion, might disagree.


35 posted on 12/13/2009 2:53:24 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: goldstategop

Tell that to the Republican Mayors of the following cities:

Montgomery
Oklahoma City
Knoxville
San Diego
Lafayette
Virginia Beach

And many more are like that too. Making the statement that “Big cities are run by Democrats. Every one of them.” is just asinine.


36 posted on 12/13/2009 2:54:16 PM PST by AzaleaCity5691
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To: QuantumOfIntelligence
Annise Parker received a “B” rating from the Texas Conservative Review

The gay mayor is a Christian conservative with high standards, family values and morals?

I knew it!!

;o

37 posted on 12/13/2009 2:58:11 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Houston, you’ve got a problem (Somebody had to post it!).


38 posted on 12/13/2009 3:00:12 PM PST by getarope (One Big Ass Mistake, America!)
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To: getarope

lol....Perfect


39 posted on 12/13/2009 3:00:56 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: trumandogz
Nev. brothel aims to offer 1st male prostitutes. AP

See, I didn't read this article either. If they had dropped "1st", maybe then I would have been more interested. It's nothing about gays or prostitutes, just the way the media chooses bills the story.
40 posted on 12/13/2009 3:01:16 PM PST by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: getarope

41 posted on 12/13/2009 3:05:04 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

It’s fake!
She’s wearing lipstick and earings......


42 posted on 12/13/2009 3:15:45 PM PST by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: QuantumOfIntelligence
Openly gay Houston Mayor-elect Annise Parker, center, celebrates her runoff election

Annise Parker received a “B” rating from the Texas Conservative Review.

Uh...Are those her conservative girlfriends?

43 posted on 12/13/2009 3:24:05 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Annise Parker

I am not even going to ask how you pronounce that first name in Y'allbonics.

44 posted on 12/13/2009 3:25:28 PM PST by Random Access
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To: shiva
Houston has been in trouble for a long time. The city is little Mexico in 1/3rd of the city. A ghetto in another third. The only place not surrounded by blight is the Memorial area, may it rest in peace.
45 posted on 12/13/2009 3:44:04 PM PST by PROTESTBYPROXY (Conservatives must man up!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
"Victory shows Houston's diversity "

Victory shows Houston's diversity Katrina's last laugh...

46 posted on 12/13/2009 3:49:33 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: dragnet2

LOL. What is funny is, Gary Polland—of the Texas Conservative Review—doesn’t let people know how he gives those grades out.

We do have evidence of Annise’s campaign paying so-called “conservatives” to do her bidding.


47 posted on 12/13/2009 4:22:57 PM PST by Def Conservative (Obama is a joke.)
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To: SuperLuminal
"Victory shows Houston's diversity Katrina's last laugh... "

I would think if the election had been tilted one way or the other by the Katrina refugees that Mr.Locke would have been the winner.

48 posted on 12/13/2009 5:04:06 PM PST by Mila
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To: Random Access
"I am not even going to ask how you pronounce that first name in Y'allbonics.

If she pronounces it like the Greek name then it sounds like a niece.

49 posted on 12/13/2009 5:10:25 PM PST by Mila
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To: Ballygrl
Used to be a joke asking what two things come from Texas? Steers and queers.........

No longer are they fighting words since they're true.............LOL!

50 posted on 12/13/2009 5:15:13 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I want a hoochie-mama for Christmas, only a hoochie-mama will do............)
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