In the midst of a prolonged battle over the legalization of gay marriage, one U.S. city just held a groundbreaking vote, electing its first-ever gay mayor. After yesterday’s election in Houston, openly gay politician Annise Parker was elected Houston’s mayor with 53 percent of the vote. Houston is not the first U.S. city to elect a gay mayor, but with a population of 2.2 million, it is the largest, and the leadup to Saturday’s vote was marred with fierce debate and anti-gay publicity, which Parker spoke out against.
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