When it comes to this list of homophobic candidates, voters passed on electing a few of the most wacky. But the familiar faces of many villains return.
Exit polls have a lot to say about the role LGBT issues played in the election.
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.
Mark Grisanti, one of four Republican state senators who backed marriage equality legislation last year, won his race for reelection, while Stephen Saland appeared to be losing.