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Suzanne Westenhoefer & Jennifer Houston

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Jennifer Houston and Suzanne Westenhoefer

Jennifer Houston and Suzanne Westenhoefer

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Who is Suzanne Westenhoefer?

Suzanne Westenhoefer is a lesbian comedian. She has been performing as an out lesbian since the early 1990s. She is the first open lesbian to be on Comedy Central, Evening at the Improv., Caroline’s Comedy Hour, to have her own HBO special and to be on David Letterman.

Who is Jennifer Houston?

Jennifer Houston is a marketing executive and executive vice president of Sweet lesbian travel company. Jennifer competes in triathlons in her free time.

How Did they Meet?

Suzanne and Jennifer met on an Olivia Cruise where Suzanne was performing.

Marriage and Children?

Suzanne Westenhoefer and Jennifer Houston were married on September 6th, 2008 at the Hollywood Chapel in Los Angeles. Their publicist Leyla Farah says, "The ceremony was short and sweet and attended by just a handful of their closest friends. Both brides wore white 'cause it's funny' said Westenhoefer. A reception followed for a larger crowd of well-wishers at Bar Lubitsch, a Russian vodka bar next door to the chapel, where guests were treated to champagne, delicious hors d'oeuvres and, of course, cake - complete with two miniature brides on the top!"

"We had a ceremony for our families back in November 2006," said Westenhoefer, "But they make gay people get married again and again and again. I guess we have to prove we really mean it."

"We wanted to make sure we could get married before November," Suzanne said. In November 2008 California will vote on Proposition 8. If passed, it changes the California Constitution to eliminate rights of same-sex couples to marry. Only a marriage between a man and a woman will be valid or recognized in California.

Split!

Suzanne Westenhoefer, in her comedy routine in September 2010, is reporting that she and Jennifer Houston have split.

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