Mayor's Office Press Release

Mayor Annise Parker Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Marriage

June 26, 2015 -- "At last!  What a joyous, historic day for America, the LGBT community, individual families, the institution of marriage and the fight for equality.  I used to think that I would not see this day in my lifetime.  In recent years, however, it’s been clear that personal hearts and minds, and the courts, were headed in this direction.  Marriage is about love, commitment, and family.  Couples who make that commitment deserve to be respected under law, with the full legal protections that accompany a marriage license.  Finally, they are!"

Mayor Parker and her partner of more than two decades, Kathy Hubbard, were married in January 2014 in California.