Victory For Mark Takano, Congress’s First Gay Person Of Color

Mark Takano (D) has declared victory in his California Congressional race that had earlier been too close to call. Not only does Takano join the largest delegation of openly LGBT members of Congress ever, but he also makes history as Congress’s first-ever openly LGBT person of color. The only out candidate whose race remains to be called is that of Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who is poised to become the first openly bi member of Congress.