Today, on the 23rd anniversary of the start of their lives together, Mayor Annise Parker and Kathy Hubbard got married in Palm Springs, California.
The marriage had been anticipated for several days, but it wasn't known exactly when it would happen.
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In a statement released by the mayor's office, it said that the longtime couple were married by the Reverend Paul Fromberg, an Episcopal minister, formerly of Houston.
"A small gathering of family and friends, including the mayor's mother and Ms. Hubbard's sister, were on hand for the exchange of vows," the release said.
"This is a very happy day for us," said Mayor Parker. "We have had to wait a very long time to formalize our commitment to each other. Kathy has been by my side for more than two decades, helping to raise a family, nurture my political career and all of the other ups and down and life events that come with a committed relationship. She is the love of my life and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life married to her."
The mayor's office also explained that: "Ms. Hubbard has other insurance options available to her and will, therefore, not participate in the new policy granting city health insurance benefits to the spouses of legally-married city employees," which means they've avoided an attack by anyone saying Parker pushed for the change just so she could benefit from it.