Pocan succeeds Tammy Baldwin, who tonight was elected to the U.S. Senate.
Akin shocked voters with his comments about 'legitimate rape,' but he also said marriage equality threatens the traditional family.
Massachusetts voters returned a Democrat to the Senate, and at the same time sent home a Republican who had at times sided with LGBT Americans.
The Democrat, Chris Murphy, has won his quest for Connecticut's open seat in the U.S. Senate.
Incumbent Bob Corker defeats disowned Democrat Mark Clayton.
MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews explains Mitt Romney's expected slump at the polls with a same-sex marriage metaphor, notes BuzzFeed.
It was truly a landslide for equality all across the country, including wins at the ballot box for marriage equality, the first gay U.S. senator, and a new generation of representatives in Congress.