Ed Murray is the second openly gay person in U.S. history to head a state senate.
Citizens in both Salina and Hutchinson voted to rescind the gay-inclusive ordinances their cities had adopted this year.
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.
Exit polls have a lot to say about the role LGBT issues played in the election, and on how President Obama's support for marriage equality might have resonated with the electorate.
Advocates say it's necessary to protect performers from STIs, but the industry cites a low incidence of such infections.
Angus King, the popular former governor, will replace retiring Republican moderate Olympia Snowe.
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