Houston Becomes Largest US City to Elect Openly Gay Mayor
Houston Chronicle reports:
Here's the bottom line, or maybe the punch line:
In Houston, it is now harder for a lawyer to be elected mayor than a lesbian.
In the last two weeks of the hard-fought campaign, several mailings — one of them funded to the tune of $40,000 by candidate Gene Locke's finance chairman and another finance committee member — urged voters to choose Locke because Annise Parker is a lesbian.
Parker hit back with two tough mailings attacking Locke for his history as a lawyer and a lobbyist.
The first on one side repeated line after line of what it called: “The three words Houston taxpayers dread most: Lawyer. Lobbyist. Locke.”
More at: --Victory Fund which supported her in the past six races for city council and city controller
--Dallas Voice, which declared her winner a little earlier.