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HOUSTON -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker is celebrating her own recent wedding to her partner, Kathy Hubbard.

When we slipped away to California to get married we tried to make it as private and simple as possible, said Mayor Parker.

Family, friends and political supporters couldn t go without celebrating the marriage of Mayor Parker and her longtime partner in Houston so the couple hosted a reception at the Corinthian.

We started with a couple of friends saying, but we want to do something for you, and we said fine and we thought it would be a small gathering, said Mayor Parker. And the small gathering just kept growing and growing.

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