11-06-2018 Over 400 LGBT candidates are on the ballot for the U.S. mid-term election. The Victory Fund, a non-profit organization, is a national organization dedicated to electing openly LGBT people who can further equality at all levels of government. 225 Victory Fund-backed candidates were are the ballot. Here’s the result: Federal – out of 14 candidates, 10 won; State/Statewide – out of 133 candidates, 106 won; Local – out of 78 candidates, 45 won.
11-06-2012 The LGBT Ally-in-Chief, Barack Obama is re-elected to the White House for a second term. The first openly gay Senator, Tammy Baldwin is elected. The LGBT community won marriage at the ballot box in Maine, Maryland, and Washington. Minnesota’s discriminatory amendment was defeated at the ballot box.
11-06-2012 Madrid – Spain’s Constitutional Court upheld the legality of the country’s gay marriage law, rejecting an appeal contending that marriage in the Spanish constitution means only the union of a man and woman. The country’s top court voted 8-3 to dismiss the appeal of the conservative Popular Party filed shortly after Spain became the world’s third country to approve gay marriage. Gay marriage law passed in 2005. More than 22,000 gay marriages have taken place in Spain.