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.
Rachel Maddow was on a tear during her show on Wednesday, her first chance to offer an unvarnished take on why Republicans lost the presidency and a bunch of competitive Senate races.