A senior advisor says the President is elated by votes legalizing marriage equality in Maine, Maryland, and Washington.
Believe it or not, there was other news happening this week.
Citizens in both Salina and Hutchinson voted to rescind the gay-inclusive ordinances their cities had adopted this year.
Mark Ferrandino, an openly gay Denver democrat, was nominated as the Speaker of the House of Representatives by fellow state legislators on Thursday. Ferrandino is the first openly LGBT person to hold the speaker's gavel.
Votes are still being counted in the state, but they're mostly from heavily Democratic areas.
In another of many history-making victories in Tuesday’s election, New Hampshire has voted in its first openly transgender legislator.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is thrilled that Marylanders voted for marriage equality, and Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe praises his state's voters for rejecting an anti-equality measure.
About 35,000 same-sex couples live in Maine, Maryland, and Washington State, where voters approved marriage equality in Tuesday's election.