Press Esc to close
Tuesday 24 January 2017
News updated at 2:24 AM IST
Weather
Max: 30.3°C
Min : 16.8°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Houston mayor marries same-sex partner in California

Houston, Jan 17, 2014 (PTI)
Annise Parker / From Twitter account

Houston's mayor Annise Parkerhas married her long-time partnerKathy Hubbard at a private ceremony in California, asAmerica's second most populous state Texas does not legally recognise the same-sex marriages.

"I am privileged to now be the wife of the woman I have loved for more than 2 decades. I couldn't be happier. We said our vows today," the mayor tweeted yesterday.

According to a statement issued by Parker's office, the two chose January 16 as their wedding date because it marked their 23rdanniversary of being together.

The ceremony, held at sunset at a private home in Palm Springs in California, was attended by a small group of family and friends of the couple, including Parker's mother and Hubbard's sister, the statement said.

"This is a very happy day for us," said Parker, the first openly gay mayor of a major US city," it said.

"We have had to wait a very long-time to formalise 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 relationship. She is the love of my life and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life married to her," Parker said.

On the subject of insurance, the mayor's office said that Hubbard has "other insurance options available to her" and will not participate in the city's health insurance benefits programme for the spouses of legally-married city employees.


In November,Houston began offering benefits to same-sex coupleswho were married in a state where same-sex marriage was legal.

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Inmates of Netaji subhash Chandra Bose Central Jail perform at a programe on Netaji's birth...

Inmates of Netaji subhash Chandra Bose Central Jail perform at a programe on Netaji's birth...

The contingent of Indian Navy marching past during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day...

The contingent of Indian Navy marching past during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day...

Bollywood actors Sidharth Malhotra (L) and Katrina Kaif at the 'Umang Mumbai Police Show 2017...

Bollywood actors Sidharth Malhotra (L) and Katrina Kaif at the 'Umang Mumbai Police Show 2017...

Camel mounted Indian Border Security Force soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for...

Camel mounted Indian Border Security Force soldiers march during the full dress rehearsal for...

An injured is taken away for treatment after police resorted lathicharge to disperse protesters...

An injured is taken away for treatment after police resorted lathicharge to disperse protesters...

Riot Control Police take away pro-Jallikattu protesters after a clash at the Marina Beach...

Riot Control Police take away pro-Jallikattu protesters after a clash at the Marina Beach...

A Pro-Jallikattu protester throws bottle at the police during a violent clash near Marina Beach...

A Pro-Jallikattu protester throws bottle at the police during a violent clash near Marina Beach...

A pro-Jallikattu protester throwing bottles at police personnel during a clash near Marina...

A pro-Jallikattu protester throwing bottles at police personnel during a clash near Marina...

A worker stitches the national flag at a workshop on the occasion of Republic Day in Bhiwandi...

A worker stitches the national flag at a workshop on the occasion of Republic Day in Bhiwandi...

Actors Jackie Chan and Sonu Sood along with the other starcast during a promotional event...

Actors Jackie Chan and Sonu Sood along with the other starcast during a promotional event...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523