NOTE:  Mayor Annise Parker is just one voice in a national campaign against traditional marriage and moral values, led by President Barak Obama:

     ·         Obama Proclaims June LGBT Pride Month; Celebrates Evolving Attitudes

     ·         Obama Defends Same-Sex Marriage on 'The View'

     ·         Black Pastors Demand Meeting with Obama



  • On January 20, 2012, Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced in a Washington D.C. press conference her role as co-chairman of “Mayors for Freedom to Marry”, calling for “freedom of same-sex couples to marry” nationwide.
  • On February 14, 2012, Mayor Parker personally participated in a rally at the Harris County Clerk’s office and issued a “city proclamation honoring ‘Freedom to Marry Day,’ again using the power of her office as mayor to promote same sex “marriage.”
  • The voters of Texas In 2005 approved state Proposition 2 by a 76 percent margin (72 percent in Harris County), amending the Texas Constitution to add in Article 1, Section 32 the following language:

MARRIAGE.  (a)  Marriage in this state shall consist only of the union of one man and one woman.

This state or a political subdivision of this state may not create or recognize any legal status identical or similar to marriage.  (Added Nov. 8, 2005.)

  • The vote in support of protecting the definition of marriage in Harris County was strongest in the Black and Hispanic communities, crossing ethnic and partisan lines.
  • Mayor Parker took an oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution of the State of Texas.  Her actions against marriage are not as a private citizen but as an elected official.
  • We are simply asking that she abide by her oath of office and publicly agree to uphold marriage as defined in our state constitution.  If she cannot do so, we ask her to resign from office to freely follow the dictates of her conscience as a private citizen.

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