Gay News Flash: America Gets Its First Openly LGBT Sitting Governor
Next Wednesday, February 18th, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber will resign his seat amid allegations that, as AP puts it, “his fiancee used her relationship with him to enrich herself.” (Read more about that here.)
That leaves the seat open to Secretary of State Kate Brown, who is openly bisexual. That would make her the first openly LGBT governor in America’s history.
HRC President Chad Griffin issued the following statement:
Few are better prepared to lead the great state of Oregon than Kate Brown. She’s a known commodity to Oregonians with a distinguished record of service of over two decades. And while she’ll make history as the nation’s first sitting LGBT governor, the more important truth is that she’s supremely capable of leading the state to better days ahead.