The outrageously antigay Klingenschmitt will be the Republican candidate for a state House seat from Colorado Springs.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney faced off with the former congresswoman who is fighting to win the seat back.
The former president praised the women for their work in defeating DOMA, which he signed into law.
Out Maryland gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur lost the candidacy to Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.
Frank Schaefer was defrocked in December for having performed his son's same-sex wedding, but an appeals panel has returned him to the ministry.
"What Is a 'Sexual Orientation,'" Rep. Paul Stern asked in a document distributed to his colleagues.
The decision is being hailed by activists as a major milestone in the fight for marriage nationwide.