Election Results Are In: How Did LGBT Candidates Fare?
BY Advocate.com Editors
November 09 2011 4:03 PM ET
A Win for Progressive Montana
The Victory Fund sees Missoula, Mont., as a focal point in debate over LGBT antidiscrimination laws, and so Caitlin Copple's election to the City Council there Tuesday was among its top races to watch.
Copple defeated an incumbent who was one of only two members of the council to vote against an antidiscrimination ordinance proposed in 2010. It passed anyway and made Missoula the first city in the state to enact such a law. Copple is the first openly gay member of the council.
She is also a regional development organizer for the Pride Foundation, which awards grants to support the gay rights movement and fight the spread of HIV. — Lucas Grindley
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