Towleroad has a roundup of all the LGBT election victories from last night, but let’s enjoy the inevitable head explosions at the National Organization for Marriage and the Family Research Council by recounting victories from some of the races that we’ve been following:
– The National Organization for Marriage dumped around $40,000 so that anti-gay Republican Cindy Golding could overturn marriage equality in the Iowa Senate, but Golding lost to her Democrat Liz Mathis. NOM has already blamed “homosexual sex acts” for the loss even though their own Cultural Director Thomas Peters called Golding “a weak candidate.”
– Houston Mayor Annise Parker will continue her second term as lesbian ruler of the fourth largest city in the U.S. by narrowly avoiding a runoff election—we’re sure this supposedly anti-gay election video helped.
– 30-year-old homo Michael Smith beat 72-year-old Mary Gray Black for Largo, Florida City Commissioner, which is great considering that she’s a transphobe who compares homosexuality to alcoholism.
– Openly gay 22-year-old Alex Morse became the country’s youngest mayor by winning the race for Holyoke, Massachusetts.
– Bruce Harris might be the nation’s first openly gay, African American, Republican mayor… something that pretty much blows our minds.
– Daniel Hernandez, the gay Mexican who saved Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ life, got elected to the Tuscon, Arizona school board.
– The Family Research Council’s hateful attempt to ban abortion and contraception in Mississippi by declaring fertilized eggs as “people” failed.
– Maine decided that same-day voiter registration is not some sort of shadowy gay plot.
And in bad news, Rose Marie Belforti the bigoted New York clerk who refuses to sign same-sex marriage licenses got re-elected. Oh well, can’t win them all.
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at some point the tide will eventually turn – you will no longer be a pariah for being LGBT, but for being anti-LGBT.
Additionally, the Tea Party lost a MAJOR abortion vote in Mississippi by over 55% and a major anti-union vote in the swing state of Ohio.
I think they completely underestimated just how much of a backlash was brewing.
Why does Queerty have political ads asking for money for Herman Cain who opposes GLBT equality?
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