Election Results: LGBT Races to Watch

It was truly a landslide for equality all across the country, including wins at the ballot box for marriage equality, the first gay U.S. senator, and a new generation of representatives in Congress.


  UPDATED: November 12 2012 4:13 PM ET

Mark Takano — U.S. House (California 41)
RESULTS: Takano Wins

The Riverside, Calif., educator and GSA adviser Mark Takano won his race against Republican opponent John Tavaglione for the newly created 41st congressional district. Takano becomes the first openly LGBT person of color in Congress. (Read More About The Race)

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