Wisconsin’s Tammy Baldwin is First Openly Gay Person Elected to Senate

What many people mentioned seeing in this election were the huge steps for equal rights in the gay and lesbian communities.  With Obama’s stance on gay marriage as well as people like Tammy Baldwin being elected to Senate the gay and lesbian communities are feeling much more represented and accepted in mainstream America.  Check out the article we found on CNN in regards to Tammy Baldwin’s historic accomplishment.

(CNN) — Tammy Baldwin made history Tuesday night — twice. She became the first openly gay politician, and first Wisconsin woman, elected to the U.S. Senate. The seven-term Democratic congresswoman edged past former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson in a win that advocacy groups hailed as a significant stride toward bringing diversity to the Senate. Baldwin said she ran “to make a difference” and not to make history. But she said… [Read More]

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