J Philip Faranda December 13, 2009

From today's NY Times:

Houston is the Largest City to Elect an Openly Gay Mayor

My hometown of Ossining (pop: 29,000) also has an openly gay mayor and was one of the first municipalities to elect one. This is a tremendous step forward for everyone, gay and straight, as we progress toward a better, hate-free world. 

The margin of victory at press time was 53%-47% and given the demographics of Houston, Mayor-elect Annise Parker got votes from all populations- white, male, straight, and everywhere else. 

So congratulations to Mayor-elect Parker and her constituents from this Catholic (albeit heretical), white straight male in New York. 


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