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Houston, Texas elects lesbian mayor

Sun 13 Dec 2009 In: International News View at Wayback View at NDHA

Houston, Texas has become the largest city in the United States to elect an openly gay mayor. Houston's new mayor: Annise Parker City Controller Annise Parker has won with 53% of the vote, despite a fraught battle with conservative groups which funded campaigns to help her opponent. But Parker had the support of labour, police, women's, gay equality and other groups, along with the endorsement of the Houston Chronicle newspaper. "This is a watershed moment in American politics," says Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Gay   

Credit: Daily News Staff

First published: Sunday, 13th December 2009 - 5:54pm

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