Tammy Baldwin was elected to the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin, the first openly lesbian or gay person to be so elected.
Maryland passed Question Six and Maine Question One, both affirming marriage equality by popular vote, the first times states have done this.
Minnesota voters rejected a constitutional amendment that would have banned marriage equality for same-gender couples, the first time such a state measure has failed.
Washington Referendum 74, which will also provide marriage equality, is projected to have passed.
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