Houston Mayor Marries Her Partner

Houston Mayor Annise Parker, the U.S.’s first openly gay mayor of a major city, got married this week to longtime partner Kathy Hubbard. The two wed at a private home in Palm Springs, California on their 23rd anniversary. “This is a very happy day for us,” said Parker. “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.”