From the New York Times:
HOUSTON — Houston became the largest city in the United States to elect an openly gay mayor on Saturday night, as voters gave a solid victory to the city controller, Annise Parker.
To me it's perfectly obvious that people elect those they know. It didn't matter to the mostly conservative voters of a consevative state that Annise Parker is a right old dyke. What mattered was that she had been city comptroller for years and done an excellent job. The people of Houston got pramatical at the polls. It won't be long before that happens everywhere. The more of us that are out, the less bent out shape people will be about quiltbag rights. We'll be Just Folks.
I just wish tomorrow would arrive a little bit faster...