Houston Mayor marries same-sex partner in California

Houston`s Mayor Annise Parker has married her long-time partner Kathy Hubbard at a private ceremony in California, as America`s second most populous state Texas does not legally recognise the same-sex marriages.

Houston voters elect first openly gay mayor

Annise Parker made history on Saturday by becoming Houston`s first openly gay mayor, seizing 53.6 percent of the vote in the city`s hotly contested election.