Homosexualists turned the election into a validation of the mayor-elect's sexual deviancy. The REAL winner was apathy -- less than 10% of voters cast a ballot for the victor.
UPDATE 1/4/10: Lesbian Sworn into Office on Bible
UPDATE 2/16/14: America Going to Hell; Christians Lose Convictions
-- From "Houston Voters Elect First Openly Gay Mayor" by Associated Press 12/13/09
Houston became the largest U.S. city to elect an openly gay mayor, with voters handing a solid victory to City Controller Annise Parker after a hotly contested runoff.
Parker defeated former city attorney Gene Locke [both Democrats] with 53.6 percent of the vote Saturday in a race that had a turnout of only 16.5 percent.
"This election has changed the world for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community," [said Parker.]
. . . gay and lesbian political organizations nationwide rallied to support Parker by raising money for her campaign and making calls urging people to vote.
Several other U.S. cities, including Portland, Ore., Providence, R.I., and Cambridge, Mass., have openly gay mayors, but none as large as Houston.
Houston is predominantly Democratic and about 25 percent black and one-third Hispanic. About 60,000 of its residents identify themselves as gay or lesbian.
A little more than 152,000 residents turned out to cast ballots . . .
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