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US 2012: Tammy Baldwin elected as first openly gay US senator

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  1. Congratulations Tammy Baldwin !!

    1. de Villiers 8 Nov 2012, 10:48am


  2. History is truly being made in the US, with the first openly gay Senator, marriage equality so far in two out of the four states taking part in public ballot.

    Well done Ms Baldwin, you can help make real change for the LGBT community, as well as the whole community for which you will now be serving!

  3. Congratulations to Tammy Baldwin, she was very impressive at the DNC earlier this year. Her record and commitment to service are admirable, and she certainly has made history.

  4. Well done Wisconsin….and Ms Baldwin of course. Change is coming.

  5. Gay Activist Paul Mitchell 7 Nov 2012, 9:38am

    Congratulations Tammy!

    Welcome Senator!

  6. That There Other David 7 Nov 2012, 2:07pm

    I’m getting the feeling that the US landscape towards LGBTs is about to undergo huge changes. 9 States will now have marriage equality, soon to be 10 if the Supreme Court agrees with the 9th Circuit about Prop 8, DOMA will be struck off now that Obama has another four years, and representatives will be able to be open and honest without fear of backlash.

    It’s turning into another Canada ;-)

  7. Well done and Congratulations to Tammy Baldwin !!!

  8. They have forgotten to add that not only is she the first openly gay senator but also the first woman to be voted in as senator! So it’s a double whammy!!

    Well done Tammy, this is an amazing piece of news! What a day it has been for the LGBT community!!!

    1. There have been other women senators!

    2. PantoHorse 8 Nov 2012, 3:57pm

      She’s the first woman to represent Wisconsin.

  9. Can’t believe the US has waited until 2013 to elect an openly gay senator! The UK has had closeted gays in parliament, openly gay men and women, and cabinet ministers who are gay. Go from strength to strength US!

    1. There have been a number of gay politicians in the U.S. but they have all been in the House of Representatives not the Senate.

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