Stolen from Fox News:
Voters are deciding Saturday whether Houston will become the largest U.S. city to elect an openly gay mayor.
The runoff election in the Texas city pits City Controller Annise Parker against former city attorney Gene Locke.
Parker is a lesbian who has never made a secret or an issue of her sexual orientation.
But in recent weeks, anti-gay activists and conservative religious groups have endorsed the 61-year-old Locke and sent out mailers condemning Parker's "homosexual behavior."
Meanwhile, gay and lesbian political organizations around the country have rallied to support the 53-year-old Parker.
My God, people. This is a non-story. Why should any of us really, truly, give a milli-shit about whether a candidate is gay? It's irrelevant.
Can the candidate DO THE JOB they were elected to do? Can the candidate do the job BETTER than their opponent? Do you feel that, based solely on the candidate's ability to serve and lead, and based solely on their political policies & beliefs, that they can adequately represent you in Congress or run your city? THAT is the criteria I look for in a candidate.
Can they bring jobs? Can they lower crime rates? Can they keep taxes low?