As you may remember from Richard Lyons' diary on the subject, openly lesbian Houston Mayor Annise Parker recently traveled to California with her partner of twenty-three years to get married.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker has married longtime partner Kathy Hubbard in a sunset ceremony at a private residence in Palm Springs, Calif., Parker's office announced.
A small group of family and friends, including Parker's mother and Hubbard's sister, attended the service Thursday.
The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Paul Fromberg, rector of St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church in San Francisco. The couple chose Thursday for their wedding because it was the 23rd anniversary of the beginning of their relationship.
Well, it came as no surprise that the ultra-right-wing State Senator Dan Patrick (Asshole-Houston), who is in a contentious Republican primary race for Lieutenant Governor, took issue with Parker marrying the woman she loves...in, gasp, California! After all, she's just trying to bring those California values to Texas! He was even tasteless enough to say she "eloped" to California...yeah, with a woman she's been in a committed relationship with for twenty-three years. From his press release: