Congrats to the new mayor:
HOUSTON -- Annise Parker has been sworn in as Houston mayor, officially making her city the nation's largest to be led by an openly gay person.
Parker took the oath of office in a private ceremony at City Hall on Saturday, two days before a public inauguration during which she will be sworn in again.
The 53-year-old Parker took the oath before state District Judge Steven Kirkland and alongside her partner, Kathy Hubbard.
Good for her. I'm currently living in the largest city in the world with a gay mayor, and while her political beliefs will be a lot more important to how she governs than her sexuality, it does make me feel better to know it can happen.
Update: Reader Matt emailed and reminded me that Berlin is bigger in population than Paris, making it the actual biggest city in the world with an openly gay mayor. Houston, Paris, and Berlin... that's an impressive line-up.