Tina Kotek will be the first openly gay woman to lead a state legislative chamber.
Is it this simple? Exit polls show Mitt Romney and Barack Obama splitting the straight vote, so then gays decided the election — or so the thinking goes.
The Advocate's Election Day exit survey shows 9% of you voted on marriage equality in some form and 64% of you have a clear candidate for 2016.
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.