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New York sends openly gay candidate to U.S. Congress

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sean Patrick Maloney has become the second openly gay non-incumbent to win election to Congress tonight.  He beat Rep. Nan Hayworth, a Republican who is serving in her first term in the House.

Sean Patrick Maloney

Maloney, a former staffer in Bill Clinton’s White House, has a partner of 20 years and three children.

“We can’t wait for Sean to show his colleagues in the House his pride in his family, and his commitment to the people of New York’s 18th Congressional District,” said Chuck Wolfe, president and CEO of the Victory Fund.  Maloney joins Wis. State Rep Mark Pocan, who won his race tonight to replace Rep. Tammy Baldwin in the House.  ”Sean has been a leader in New York, serving two governors and working hard to secure a more promising future for his children.  He will also be a strong voice in Congress for fairness and equality.”

He is the first openly LGBT member of Congress from New York.

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13 more reader comments:

  1. :D

    Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:01pm
  2. Thats awesome!!!!!! Salina, Kansas just legalized discrimination against LGBT

    Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:03pm
  3. Yeah I so love this man and what he stands for!!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:04pm
  4. too bad he didn’t run for President!

    Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:04pm
  5. Yes NY!!!

    Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:06pm
  6. Gorgeous to boots!!

    Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:06pm
  7. Maybe in 4 years!!

    Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:09pm
  8. I say if it’s legal to discriminate against LGBT then it damn well better be legal to discriminate against those who do so. Matter of fact, I think it is… starting now.

    Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:16pm
  9. You will love our just elected openly gay Senator Tammy Baldwin and so proud of both of you!

    Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:23pm
  10. Honestly , it doesnt make any difference who they prefer… male or female…. what matters is that they fight for what is right ..

    Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:24pm
  11. I love you, NY.

    Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 10:44pm
  12. LOVE NY!! :)

    Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 11:00pm
  13. i love you Sean…. go go for the voooo….

    Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 12:01am