A new study by Third Way, the Washington, D.C.-based public policy think tank, and Freedom to Marry debunks a political scare tactic promoted by anti-gay activists: that legislators will lose their seats for supporting marriage equality.
Arizona State Representative Kyrsten Sinema will become the first bisexual federal lawmaker in the nation's history. Sinema has expanded her lead in her race for the U.S. Congress to the point where it will be insurmountable for her opponent, Vernon Parker, reports Associated Press.
After Hurricane Sandy (which was totally not God’s punishment for marriage equality), the LGBT Religion News Summary is back, featuring the election, gay Muslims around the world, and Bishop Gene Robinson.
Over the coming days and weeks, pundits will be exploring what the 2012 election meant. One thing that is certain, the election demonstrated the days of LGBT people being invisible, or worse, a wedge issue, are over.
For citizens who are casting votes today in four states – Maryland, Maine, Minnesota and Washington – there is a chance that at least one of those contests will make history as it becomes the first in the nation where voters approve marriage equality at the ballot box and for the first time, minority voters may tip the balance in favor of marriage equality.
It would not be an understatement to say that the future of LGBT equality depends on the outcome of this election. From our nationally elected officials, to the local library board, to the state and municipal referenda, this election is important.