Oklahoma Has Elected Its First Openly Gay State Senator

Congratulations to Al McAffrey for winning a special-election seat to become the first openly gay state Senator. He previously broke barriers as, you guessed it, Oklahoma’s first openly gay state Representative.

“Al’s election to the State Senate is another milestone for LGBT Oklahomans, and we are proud to support his campaign,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund.  ”There are still a number of states that have never elected any openly LGBT state legislators, so Oklahoma can be proud that Al has been elected to both the House and the Senate.”

Now how’s that Rogers and Hammerstein tune go?

Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain
And the wavin’ wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the gays.

Source: GayPolitics.com. Photo via Wikipedia