LGBT Supporter Wins Hawaii Senate Race
BY Trudy Ring
November 07 2012 2:42 AM ET
Mazie Hirono, an LGBT-friendly U.S. representative from Hawaii, will move up to the Senate with her victory over Linda Lingle, who as the state's governor had vetoed civil unions legislation.
In a recent debate, Democrat Hirono took Republican Lingle to task for her veto, in front of LGBT activists she had called to witness it, expecting her to sign it. Neil Abercrombie, Lingle's successor, approved civil unions.
Hirono and Lingle were vying for a seat opened up by the retirement of Sen. Daniel Akaka. Read more on Lingle's antigay history here.
Sign Up For Email Updates
- Education Theological School Grads Show Support With Rainbow Tassels May 24 2013 8:55 PM
- Technology Want the Worst? Search for 'Gayest' May 24 2013 8:25 PM
- The End of Bullying WATCH: It Already Got Better for This Colorado Student May 24 2013 7:58 PM
- Women Kaitlyn Hunt Refuses Plea, Heads to Court Over Same-Sex High School Relationship May 24 2013 7:48 PM
- Politics Ukrainian LGBT Pride Event Blocked May 24 2013 7:32 PM
- Sports MMA Fighter in First Fight Since Revealing Gender Transition May 24 2013 7:00 PM
- Women Op-Ed: Remembering Sakia Gunn: the News Coverage and Homophobic Murder May 24 2013 6:27 PM