New Jersey: Elected the first openly gay black GOP mayor in US history.
North Carolina: Elected the first openly gay city council member for Charlotte.
Ohio: Elected the first openly gay city council member for Cincinnati.
Indiana: Elected the first openly gay city council member for Indianapolis.
Iowa: Elected Liz Mathis to State Senate, beating the NOM and Family Research Council-backed candidate, Cindy Golding.
Massachusetts: Elected Alex Morse, the nation’s youngest openly gay mayor at age 22.
Virginia: Elected Adam Ebbin, the first openly gay State Senator
Michigan: Traverse City retains its LGBT Non-Discrimination law.
(Bonus) California: Though not part of the election process, yesterday a US District judge denied a request by anti-gay marriage groups to keep secret the list of donors to the $40 million Proposition 8 campaign.
The only bit of bad news from yesterday appears to be that, as expected, the small farm town of Ledyard, New York, has re-elected anti-gay bigot Rose Marie Belforti to the position of town clerk. But even this bad news is offset by all the good news from yesterday’s elections – and now the inevitable lawsuit can be filed against the town of Ledyard, and hopefully it will take that town for everything they’ve got. Congratulations to all the election winners! (via JoeMyGod)