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Houston Elects an Openly Gay Mayor

Postby Arloest » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:45 am

http://www.click2houston.com/politics/2 ... etail.html

So we become the largest U.S. city ever to have a gay mayor, and now Annise Parker is the highest ranking member of the LGBT community. Of all the cities, it was a Texas city. @_@
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Postby Burning Sheep Productions » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:45 am

What a messy way to get elected.
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Re: Houston Elects an Openly Gay Mayor

Postby osprey » Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:57 am

This is good, I always like to see people moving forward with acceptance. I hope she does well!
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Re: Houston Elects an Openly Gay Mayor

Postby Tom_Radigan » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:48 am

You people never heard of US Representatives Barney Frank and Gerry Studds? :laugh:

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Re: Houston Elects an Openly Gay Mayor

Postby likeafox » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:22 am

Now if only an openly atheist person could be elected for something.

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Postby Segovia » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:03 pm


Of all the cities, it was a Texas city. @_@
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Re: Houston Elects an Openly Gay Mayor

Postby Muninn » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:21 pm

I was surprised to hear this too, but I've heard cities are usually far more accepting and progressive in the USA, no matter what colour the state is.

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Re: Houston Elects an Openly Gay Mayor

Postby Tom_Radigan » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:07 pm

I was surprised to hear this too, but I've heard cities are usually far more accepting and progressive in the USA, no matter what colour the state is.
That's probably because it's comparatively easy to change out local politicians as opposed to those in state or federal offices. (Of course I live in the Chicago area... :cry: )

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Re: Houston Elects an Openly Gay Mayor

Postby Maggot Brain » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:08 pm

I was surprised to hear this too, but I've heard cities are usually far more accepting and progressive in the USA, no matter what colour the state is.
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Re: Houston Elects an Openly Gay Mayor

Postby nickspoon » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:56 pm

Cities in general tend to be fairly liberal in comparison to smaller towns and villages. It's probably down to a concentration of the educated middle classes or something sociopolitical like that.
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Re: Houston Elects an Openly Gay Mayor

Postby Merry Christmas, DC » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:11 pm

Now if only an openly atheist person could be elected for something.
in at least five states, NC included, it's against the state constitution. I fact, we're on the list before pedophiles.

it goes something like this:
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Firstly, those who do not believe in god.
Secondly, convicted felons
Thirdly, people who are mentally ill or something"
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Re: Houston Elects an Openly Gay Mayor

Postby Muninn » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:43 pm

I was surprised to hear this too, but I've heard cities are usually far more accepting and progressive in the USA, no matter what colour the state is.
HAHAHAHAHAHAhahahahahahaha

that's a good one.
Well, during the last election when the votes were being tallied up by various places area by area within states, I remember rural districts tending to lean Republican being mentioned, even in blue states like New York. But since so much of the population of the state is in the city, which tends to vote Democratic, it didn't affect it a lot.

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Re: Houston Elects an Openly Gay Mayor

Postby osprey » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:32 am

Now if only an openly atheist person could be elected for something.
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Re: Houston Elects an Openly Gay Mayor

Postby MuffinSticks » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:40 am

Now if only an openly atheist person could be elected for something.
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Re: Houston Elects an Openly Gay Mayor

Postby Doc Sigma » Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:10 am

It'll never happen. Mark my words. By the time it's ready to happen, the human race will be so far gone that things like "elections" will be a strangely alien concept.


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