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Houston Mayor Annise Parker Marries Longtime Partner Kathy Hubbard in Palm Springs

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Houston Mayor Annise Parker married her longtime partner Kathy Hubbard in a sunset ceremony in Palm Springs, California Thursday, the Houston Chronicle reports:

The ceremony, held at sunset at a private home, was attended by a small group of family and friends of the couple, including Parker's mother and Hubbard's sister, according to a statement from Parker's office.

"This is a very happy day for us," said Parker, the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city. "We have had to wait a very long time to formalize our commitment to each other. Kathy has been by my side for more than two decades, helping to raise a family, nurture my political career and all of the other ups and down and life events that come with a committed relationship."

Tweeted Parker:

I am privileged to now be the wife of the woman I have loved for more than 2 decades. I couldn't be happier. We said our vows today.-A

The vows were performed by Rev. Paul Fromberg, a friend and the partner of Parker's political consultant Grant Martin.

Though Parker had previously said that she wouldn't marry until it was legal in Texas, she changed her mind. It was reported in late December that she would marry in California.

Watch KXAN's and KHOU's report on the nuptials, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Absolutely wonderful news, and I wish them the happiest of lives together.

    One point, though. The first openly gay mayor of a major US city was Sam Adams of Portland, Oregon.

    Posted by: Jordan | Jan 17, 2014 7:19:02 AM


  2. Will she now sue her state for not recognizing the marriage of a government employee?

    Posted by: QJ201 | Jan 17, 2014 7:47:17 AM


  3. i love the color scheme they have the white with those flowers, great

    Posted by: capetom | Jan 17, 2014 8:00:25 AM


  4. Very proud of my mayor!

    Posted by: Brian in Texas | Jan 17, 2014 8:01:40 AM


  5. Look at those smiles :-) Congratulations to both women. The future looks bright. The negative comments posted on KHOU's Facebook page are increasingly seen as bitter, backwards and holier-than-thou.

    Posted by: excy | Jan 17, 2014 8:11:32 AM


  6. Not to take away from Sam's accomplishment, Jordan, but "major" as applied to US Cities typically means top 10. Houston is the 4th largest US City. Portland is the 28th.

    Posted by: ColinATL | Jan 17, 2014 8:32:41 AM


  7. so happy for my mayor. all the best!!

    Posted by: tinhouston | Jan 17, 2014 8:53:47 AM


  8. so happy for my mayor. all the best!!

    Posted by: tinhouston | Jan 17, 2014 8:53:50 AM


  9. Very nice.
    But do all LGBTs over 50 have to end up in Palm Springs?
    (or Ft. Lauderdale?)

    Posted by: keating | Jan 17, 2014 10:08:02 AM


  10. Hearty congratulations to the happy brides!

    Posted by: Jay | Jan 17, 2014 10:09:55 AM


  11. Awesome matching pantsuits!

    Posted by: Dave | Jan 17, 2014 10:52:16 AM


  12. Colinatl: the official boundary line of "major city" label is a population of at least 500,000. So Portland comes up short. Congratulations to Ms. Parker and her new wife! Too bad Texas isn't on board: yet.

    Posted by: HOFFENPOT | Jan 17, 2014 1:27:32 PM


  13. I stand corrected. Just checked out the Census figures and Portland is over the 500K mark. So yes, Portland is officially a major city.

    Posted by: HOFFENPOT | Jan 17, 2014 1:32:43 PM


  14. This shows how untrustworthy sexual perverts are. Anise Parker is not true to her oath of office.

    Sexual perverts live a lie and cannot be trusted to tell the truth. Even the term "coming out" acknowledges, "we've been deceiving our family and friends."

    That deception ACKNOWLEDGES the violation of conscience and the dishonesty of their character.

    Sexual perversion is wrong and that's the reason they hid it. Now, perverts pretend that if enough people will agree that it's OK to be perverted, then that will make it OK. Such irrational and stupid thinking.

    Pretending one is not a thief is ludicrous. If one steals from others, one is a thief. Likewise PRETENDING one is not perverted doesn't make one not perverted. Our very anatomy dictates normalcy. A woman CANNOT make a woman pregnant. A man has a seed and a woman has an egg.

    Perverts are WILLINGLY living a delusion because they've GIVEN THEMSELVES to what all of society and conscience and nature TOLD THEM "This is perversion" and they said, "I'll ignore the truth and live in PRETENSE!"

    Posted by: BludBaut | Feb 20, 2014 7:08:42 AM


  15. @BLUDBAUT
    You show how untrustworthy bigots are. Anise Parker is a good honest person and is true to her oath of office.

    Bigots live a lie and cannot be trusted to tell the truth. The term "coming out" acknowledges, "Bigots will kill gays if they can."

    Bigots always hide behind their religion which ACKNOWLEDGES the violation of conscience and the dishonesty of their character.

    Bigotry is wrong and that's the reason they hid it behind religion. Now, Bigots pretend that if enough people will agree that it's OK to be a prejudice hateful person, then that makes it OK. Such irrational and stupid thinking.

    Pretending one is not a bigot is ludicrous. If one kills others, one is a murder. Likewise PRETENDING one is not bigot doesn't make one not a bigot. Our very anatomy dictates loving relationships. A woman CAN love another woman.

    Bigots are WILLINGLY living a delusion because they've GIVEN THEMSELVES to hate and prejudice what all of society and conscience and nature TOLD THEM "This is bigotry and hatefulness" and they said, "I'll ignore the truth and live in PRETENSE!"

    Posted by: 1♥ | Feb 20, 2014 8:07:09 AM


  16. Re: Bigots, bigots, bigots... ad nauseum.

    You show how dishonest sexual perverts are.

    Nothing about my post is relevant to your hypocritical retch.

    Sexual perversion is wrong. Lie, falsely accuse and deflect all you want.

    It doesn't change the fact that if everyone chose your deviancy, the world would perish in one generation.

    Not because of sexual diseases that run rampant among perverts.

    Not because of the almost 20 year shortened lifespan of male sexual perverts.

    Not because of the very high rate of suicide among sexual perverts because their conscience CONTINUES to condemn them for their vile sins.

    Not because of the GUILT that torments them for the minors whose lives they've destroyed.

    Not for the multitudes whose health they've destroyed by passing STDs.

    But for the mere fact that normal sex between a man and a woman is required to have children.

    The only fool you're fooling is the one you lie to in the mirror.

    Posted by: BludBaut | Feb 24, 2014 8:09:39 PM


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