made it official and put a ring on the first lady's finger.
Both of them wanted to wait until marriage equality became the law of the land in Texas, but after being in their relationship for 23 years and noting Greg Abbott and his Teapublican friends gearing up to fight the Texas flavored federal marriage cases set to take place in a few weeks to overturn the ban, they decided not to wait any longer and get married in Palm Springs, CA.
"This is a very happy day for us," Mayor Parker said in a statement. "We have had to wait a very long time to formalize our
commitment to each other. Kathy has been by my side for more than two
decades, helping to raise a family, nurture my political career and all
of the other ups and down and life events that come with a committed
Of course Harris County GOP chair Jared Woodfill and his merry band of local homophobic haters threw shade at the happy couple, but frak 'em.
Congratulations to the Mayor and H-town's First Lady. May you union continue to be a long, happy and healthy one.