Will California’s Mike Become The 5th Gay House Rep – And Its First Married Republican Too?

Mike Gin, the gay Republican mayor of Redondo Beach, appears ready to make a go at locking down the House seat that’s being left open by Jane Harman, who resigned to join the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Sure, 48-year-old Gin is backed by gay State Assemblyman John Perez, but his competitor Janice Hahn, a Los Angeles councilwoman, has the endorsement of Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein. (What do you expect when the guy belongs to the Log Cabin Republicans?) Were Gin to be elected, he’d become the first gay Chinese-American congressman, as well as the first married one: he and husband Christopher Kreidel in 2008, back when it was legal in California, after 13 years together.