There will be four openly gay members of Congress come January. David Cicilline was elected last night.
That means that we'll go from two out representatives in the 110th to four in the 112th. If we keep on doubling at that rate, in 2035 we'll have a simple majority with 256 out representatives and we'll have completely taken the House over in 2039.
Perhaps by then an inclusive ENDA will get through the House.
Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline (sis-uh-LEE'-nee) has become the fourth openly gay member of Congress, winning the House seat vacated by retiring Rep. Patrick Kennedy.[...]
Cicilline says voters are tired of partisanship and he hopes to "find common ground" with Republicans in Washington.
Ha! Good luck with that one.