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- According to the White House’s Valerie Jarrett, President Obama was “so absolutely delighted” by the marriage equality wins this week.
- The Human Rights Campaign is calling for an openly LGBT cabinet member in Obama’s second term.
- A prominent election exit poll asked if voters were gay, lesbian, or bisexual, but not if they were transgender.
- Equality Matters notes that though many newspapers made efforts to debunk anti-equality ads, many fell into the trap of ignoring the extremism also promoted by the campaigning anti-gay groups.
- Maryland’s only openly gay state Senator, Rich Madaleno (D), plans to get a marriage certificate with his husband, but they’ve already been married for 11 years.
- RightWingWatch has a round-up of the religious right’s reaction to Obama’s re-election.
- Malawi’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General Ralph Kasambara is refuting reports that the country has suspended its anti-homosexuality law.
- A pair of same-sex King penguins in a Danish Zoo are parenting a chick of their own and zookeepers call them “natural parents.”
- Another historic moment: Watch as Mainers United for Marriage got the news Tuesday night that marriage equality had passed: