2012 election

First Openly Transgender State Lawmaker Elected In New Hampshire

Voters in New Hampshire elected the state's first openly transgender lawmaker, Stacie Laughton. She will serve Ward 4 in the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

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Mark Takano Makes History as First Openly Gay Asian American Elected to Congress

In a night of many historic firsts, California Democrat Mark Takano made history by becoming the first openly gay person of color to be elected to Congress. He is also the state’s first openly gay federal lawmaker, representing the state’s highly contested 41st District in Riverside County.
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Wanda Sykes to Host "Vote With Wanda Sykes" LGBT Election Specials on Logo

Out comedian Wanda Sykes will be hosting two one-hour specials for Logo titled "NewNowNext Vote With Wanda Sykes" that will focus on topics of concern for LGBT voters in the run-up to the Presidential election.
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Maine Advocates Bringing Marriage Equality to 2012 Ballot

Today, marriage equality advocates in Maine delivered 105,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's office in support of placing a Citizens Initiative on the state's 2012 election ballot that would allow same-sex couples to legally marry.

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