Florida

Florida Has its First Openly Gay Legislator

David Richardson has been elected to the Florida House.

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Voters in Miami Beach made history Tuesday when they elected David Richardson to the Florida House, giving the state its first openly gay lawmaker.

Richardson won his four-way Democratic primary by 33% to 27% over his closest rival, according to the Miami Herald. He faces no Republican opponent in the general election, all but assuring his victory in November.