Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin was the first openly lesbian member of the Wisconsin Assembly when she was elected in 1993. In 1999, she became the first openly gay person elected to the House of Representatives.also ranked#24 OF 95 Best Choice For President Of The United States In 2016
Gerry Studds was the first openly gay member of Congress, though he was outed after a 1983 scandal wherein he had a relationship with a 17 year-old male congressional page. He married his long-time partner Dean T. Hara on May 24, 2004, in Boston.
Massachusetts congressman Barney Frank is the most outspoken gay politician in the U.S. In 2012, Frank married his longtime partner James Ready in Boston.
Wisconsin Congressman Steve Gunderson was outed during a congressional debate in 1994. Although he is a republican, Gunderson has been an outspoken supporter of same-sex marriage.also ranked#38 OF 57 Best 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate
Arizona Congressman Jim Kolbe, came out as gay in 1996. He became the first gay person to ever speak at the Republican National Convention in 2000.
Colorado Congressman Jared Polis is openly gay. He is the primary sponsor of the Student Non-Discrimination Act, which hopes to end sexual discrimination of children and teens in school.also ranked#52 OF 95 Best Choice For President Of The United States In 2016
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