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Houston Mayor Annise Parker Marries Same-Sex Partner In Palm Springs

622x350Despite making a pledge to only marry once same-sex marriage became legal in Texas, Houston mayor Annise Parker married her longtime partner of 23 years, Kathy Hubbard, in Palm Springs last night. It was their 23rd anniversary.

“This is a very happy day for us,” Parker said in a statement. “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.”

Late yesterday evening, Parker officially announced her new marital status on Twitter:

According to reports, the small ceremony was held at sunset and attended by a small group of family and friends, including former state District Judge Steve Kirkland and City Councilwoman Ellen Cohen.

“It’s wonderful,” Cohen told The Houston Chronicle. “They’ve demonstrated a commitment to each other over all these years. How marvelous it is that they can look forward to a long life together as a married couple. I’m very happy for them.”

Best of luck to the happy couple!

[Photo: Richard Hartog, City of Houston]

On:           Jan 17, 2014
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    • Bee Gaga

      That’s my mayor! Congrats Mayor Parker

      Jan 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Black Pegasus

      Wow 23 yrs together? That’s a long time to be looking at the same snatch box lol..
      No but seriously, CONGRATS to the mayor! She’s a trailblazer .

      Jan 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaoming

      Shouldn’t they have gotten married in Houston? Gay marriage isn’t any more legal in CA than it is in TX.

      Jan 17, 2014 at 1:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JDJase

      @yaoming: No. Most states requires that marriages be solemnized in the same state that the license is issued. Obviously Texas was not an option.

      Jan 17, 2014 at 2:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bonnie foster

      my father in-law just got a nine month old Hyundai Genesis Coupe just by some parttime working online with a macbook air… visit their website http://gg.gg/zh2o

      Jan 18, 2014 at 8:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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