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    Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    I don't have a link yet, but I will soon. It has just been announce that Annise Parker has become the first openly gay mayor in Houston history. Quite a surprise, and Parker will be an excellent mayor. As Houston City Controller, she did a superb job.

    Just goes to show you that Houstonians are not the stereotyped hillbillies they are made out to be.

    I will post a link as soon as I can get one.

    So, what does everybody think?

    EDIT: This from the New York Times, showing Parker with a slim lead, but the election is now over. Will have a better link as soon as it comes in.

    EDIT2: And here it is. Gene Locke, Parker's opponent, has conceded.
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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    Annise Parker just cracked me up big time with her acceptance speech.

    She said "Here is the news you have been waiting for. I am proud to be the first..........."

    **Long pause**

    "...graduate of Rice University to become Mayor of Houston, Texas".
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    This happened in Texas? I think that just shows that gay issues are all but a sure thing in the near future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This happened in Texas? I think that just shows that gay issues are all but a sure thing in the near future.
    Or maybe that people are beginning to not give a **** about something that doesn't define a person HOORAY FOR ACTING LIKE GROW'D UPS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Or maybe that people are beginning to not give a **** about something that doesn't define a person HOORAY FOR ACTING LIKE GROW'D UPS!
    Do you think before you post? If people don't care about gays, then gays have won, and will be able to do things like marry and serve in the military. The whole reason for those two issues is because people do care about gays, and see gay people as "other".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Do you think before you post? If people don't care about gays, then gays have won, and will be able to do things like marry and serve in the military. The whole reason for those two issues is because people do care about gays, and see gay people as "other".
    And my point is, maybe they don't care about "being gay" when voting for a Mayor. They are realizing that partaking in homosexual activity doesn't make you different. HUZZAH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    And my point is, maybe they don't care about "being gay" when voting for a Mayor. They are realizing that partaking in homosexual activity doesn't make you different. HUZZAH!
    Now go back and read what I wrote. if being gay does not matter to people, gays win. Reading comprehension FTW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Now go back and read what I wrote. if being gay does not matter to people, gays win. Reading comprehension FTW!
    They 'win' an asinine 'conflict' that exists within the boundaries of people's minds? (yes, it has spilled over, sadly, into our political and societal thought processes) Being gay does not make you different, people are coming around to this.

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    Props to Houston.
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    Re: Houston, Texas elects first openly gay mayor

    This happened in Texas? I think that just shows that gay issues are all but a sure thing in the near future.
    People near Houston are more progressive ... We don't have that many bible thumpers here..... . I am happy about that too.



    Props to Houston, for voting in a person based on their skills, and not their sexuality.
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