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Just two years after Wisconsin’s Supreme Court upheld a constitutional ban on gay marriage and civil unions, the state has elected the nation’s first lesbian to the U.S. Senate. Wisconsin Rep. Tammy Baldwin made history on Election Day, ushering in a victory not only for Democrats but also for LGBT rights.
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Just two years after Wisconsin’s Supreme Court upheld a constitutional ban on gay marriage and civil unions, the state has elected the nation’s first lesbian to the U.S. Senate. Wisconsin Rep. Tammy Baldwin made history on Election Day, ushering in a victory not only for Democrats but also for LGBT rights.

(Photo credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)