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Oregon has Nation’s 1st Lesbian Legislative Leader

by Jonathan J. Cooper
Friday Nov 16, 2012

SALEM, Ore. - An Oregon woman will be the first openly lesbian lawmaker to lead a state legislative chamber in the U.S.

Democrats in the state House Thursday night chose Rep. Tina Kotek of Portland to be the next speaker. The decision must be formally ratified in January.

Kotek's selection notches another milestone from an election that brought a series of victories to the gay community. Voters last week elected the first openly gay U.S. senator and the first bisexual member of Congress.

Kotek will be the first gay woman to get the top job in a legislative chamber.

Gay leaders will also control the House or Senate in four other states: Washington, California, Colorado and Rhode Island. The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund says that's more than ever before and up from two before the election.

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  • Oh Jed said:, 2012-11-16 23:19:45

    Wonderful news. Her family must be very proud of her.

  • , 2012-11-17 13:35:57

    If you want to know what God thinks of gay marriage and the homosexual lifestyle, the read about Sodom and Gomorrah in the Bible. God wiped out the entire cities with fire and brimstone

  • Oh Jed said:, 2012-11-17 13:44:56

    God thinks you should look in the mirror... You hypocrite.

  • , 2012-11-17 13:51:44

    I just did and I look great you turd.

  • , 2012-11-17 13:53:45

    God does not support evil Mr. Turd hypocrite

  • Oh Jed said:, 2012-11-17 14:11:13

    Lol, what are you people like 10?

  • , 2012-11-17 14:30:32

    LOL no just God’s people.

  • , 2012-11-17 14:36:11

    Mark 10:6"But at the beginning of creation God ’made them male and female" not steve and steve thus God does not make evil.

  • , 2012-11-18 08:46:03

    The Bible also talks about homosexual relationships: David & Johnathan, as well as Ruth & Naomi. The early Christian church also celebrated homosexual weddings and marriages. Please read the history and read from a closer to Hebrew and Aramaic translation before spouting what has been regurgitated to you on a homosexual forum. Slainte!

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