Dallas Judge’s Ruling Saying Gay Couple Could Divorce in Texas Rejected on Appeal

August 31, 2010

by Roy Appleton | Dallas Morning News

A state appeals court in Dallas has rejected a lower court’s decision that two gay men who married in Massachusetts had the right to divorce in Texas.

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Houston Mayor Issues Sweeping Non-Discrimination Order

April 2, 2010

by David Taffet | Dallas Voice

Lesbian Mayor Annise Parker has issued an executive order protecting LGBT city employees that is possibly the most comprehensive in the nation.

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Houston Mayor Calls Swearing-In Milestone for Gays

January 5, 2010

By Michael Graczyk | Associated Press

Houston Mayor Annise Parker said Monday her election to lead the nation’s fourth-largest city marked a milestone for gay Americans but was just “one step toward a tomorrow of greater justice.”

Parker was sworn in over the weekend in a private ceremony and repeated her oath during a public ceremony Monday. Her partner, Kathy Hubbard, held a Bible that belonged to Parker’s grandparents for the swearing-in by U.S. District Judge Vanessa Gilmore.

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Watch Annise Parker Sworn in as Mayor of the City of Houston

January 4, 2010

Houston Is Largest City to Elect Openly Gay Mayor

December 14, 2009

by James C. McKinley, Jr. | New York Times

photo of Annise Parker by David J. Phillip/AP

Houston became the largest city in the United States to elect an openly gay mayor on Saturday night, as voters gave a solid victory to the city controller, Annise Parker.

Cheers and dancing erupted at Ms. Parker’s campaign party as her opponent, fellow Democrat Gene Locke, a former city attorney, conceded defeat just after 10 p.m. when it became clear he could not overcome her lead.

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Fort Worth Approves Trans Protections

November 13, 2009

by Mike Lee | McClatchy News Services

The Fort Worth City Council voted 6-3 late Tuesday to expand its anti-discrimination ordinance to include transgender people, capping a marathon debate over a series of gay-rights proposals that were forwarded after a controversial inspection of a gay bar.

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Hutchison Irks Right by Including Gay Judge as U.S. Attorney Pick

November 3, 2009

by Todd J. Gillman | Dallas Morning News

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has sent the White House two suggestions for the post of U.S. attorney in San Antonio. One of the candidates is a highly regarded career prosecutor and judge who also, it turns out, is openly gay.

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