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Tammy Baldwin makes history today by being sworn in as first openly gay United States senator

This is absolutely wonderful.

Tammy Baldwin made history Thursday by becoming the first openly gay person to be sworn into the US Senate.

Baldwin, who had represented Wisconsin in the US House of Representatives for seven terms, defeated Republican Tommy Thompson in the November election. She replaces retired Democrat Herb Kohl in the Senate.

The lawmaker has gotten used to making history in this regard starting with becoming the first lesbian elected to the Wisconsin Assembly then the first non-incumbent gay person elected to the US House of Representatives.

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