Mayor Parker Issues Statement On Marriage Act Ruling

CICELY MITCHELL

After the landmark ruling from the Supreme Court on the Marriage Act, Houston’s Mayor Annise Parker voiced her thoughts.

Mayor Parker who is the first openly gay mayor of a major city, shared her thoughts about the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Defense of Marriage Act.

On Wednesday, the nation’s highest court ruled to strike down federal law defining the marriage union as one between a man and a woman. Click here to read more.

Mayor Parker released a statement about Wednesday’s ruling from the Supreme Court: “I applaud the Supreme Court’s historic decision regarding the Defense of Marriage Act. The desire to legally affirm and protect loving relationships and families is fundamental and one that the American people increasingly understand and support. The Court’s decision strikes down an inequality that has prevented legally married same-sex couples from enjoying the same rights as other married couples. Today we take a huge step forward, but this fight is not over. It is my hope that the decision leads to greater acceptance and tolerance – and ultimately to full equality,” Mayor Parker said in a statement given to CBS Radio Houston.

Mayor Parker served as an at-large member of the Houston City Council from 1998 to 2003 and city controller from 2004 to 2009.

She has served as mayor of Houston since January 2, 2010.

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