Texas journalist John Wright reports on his Lone Star Q blog that the Texas Department of Public Safety has refused to allow Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s daughter to take a driver’s test because she has two moms. Mayor Parker, who married her longtime partner earlier this year, tweeted last night about what happened:
Daughter needs drivers test. Has all docs, some in MomA name, some MomK, but w/ birth cert showing both. DPS says can only be from 1 mom!-A
— Annise Parker (@AnniseParker) October 24, 2014
The Texas Freedom Network this past weekend presented Parker with our Equal Rights Champion Award for her work to pass the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance last spring. Before and throughout her three terms as Houston’s mayor, religious-right groups have viciously attacked Parker as a “sodomite” seeking a “gay takeover” of the Bayou City. Now Texas authorities are also shamefully and offensively dismissing the mayor’s family as a fiction.
UPDATE: Mayor Parker just tweeted that her daughter was able to get a driver’s license after three trips to the DPS office.
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