The election results may sting for some, but HRC president Chad Griffin says it's more important than ever to keep fighting on.
If the Democrats had won, they presented a clear path toward marriage equality in the state.
Healey, who was part of the team that brought marriage equality to Massachusetts, will be the state's top attorney.
No Republican had ever been tested at the polls in a reelection after having supported marriage equality.
Another former campaign worker has accused Carl DeMaio of sexual harassment. Meanwhile, DeMaio has blocked the reporter who broke the story from his Twitter feed.