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Houston Subpoenas Pastors' Sermons

City says sermons fair game in equal-rights fight

(Newser) - Conservative pastors in Houston complain that the city is trampling on religious freedoms in the battle over a controversial equal-rights ordinance introduced earlier this year. The city's lawyers have subpoenaed several high-profile pastors opposed to the law, seeking, among other things, "all speeches, presentations, or sermons" related to... More »

Houston's Gay Mayor Weds

Annise Parker marries partner of 23 years

(Newser) - Houston not only has an openly gay mayor . It now has an openly gay married mayor. Annise Parker wed partner Kathy Hubbard yesterday on their 23rd anniversary in Palm Springs, Calif., reports the Houston Chronicle . "This is a very happy day for us," said Parker, whose home state... More »

Houston Elects Openly Gay Mayor

Becomes biggest US city with homosexual at the helm

(Newser) - Houston became the largest US 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 with 53.6% of the vote yesterday in a race that had a turnout of... More »

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