After news came out that Stacie Laughton had been convicted of a felony, she has decided not to take office as the state's first transgender elected official.
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.