Wednesday, Houston Mayor Annise Parker continued to
show her true self as an extreme liberal that does
not share the values of Texans and Houstonians.
Without a vote from the Houston City Council, Mayor
Parker dictated that the city will now pay the
benefits for spouses of employees in same-sex
marriages performed in other states. Never mind that
a same-sex couple cannot even get a divorce in Texas
for a same-sex marriage performed in another state.
Mayor Parker and City Attorney David Feldman wrongly
have interpreted the Supreme Court case this summer
to apply to the city. Never mind that the voters of
Texas worded the Texas Constitution to ban such
unions. Never mind that the voters of Houston worded
the Houston City Charter to ban such benefits. Mayor
Parker unilaterally declared the Houston City
Charter and the Texas Constitution illegal.
Mayor Parker has abused her office by her actions
this week. It is no surprise that she did this only
after her reelection because she knows she is an
extremist that the voters of Houston would not
support if they knew the real Annise Parker. Her
entire campaign was negative and she has never had
more than ten percent of the city's support in an
We are Houston, not San Franscisco. We are Texas,
not New York. We hold the values of marriage being a
sacred institution between one man and one woman.
Mayor Parker will be taken to court and defeated.
The rule of law and family values in Houston will be