Openly gay Houston mayor Annise Parker used her final inaugural address on Tuesday to push for an LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinance for her city. Lone Star Q reports:
“To ensure the full participation of every Houstonian in the business and civic life of this great city, It is time to pass a comprehensive nondiscrimination ordinance that adds sexual orientation and gender identity to the protections most Houstonians take for granted,” Parker said.
Parker is currently involved in a court battle over her city’s health and life insurance benefits for same-sex spouses of city employees.
Read the full text of Parker's speech HERE.