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speaker washington house laurie jinking

At 55, Laurie Jinkins became the first woman and also the first lesbian Speaker of the Washington House of Representatives. Elected last year, she took office on January 14, 2020. She succeeds Representative Frank Chopp.

Published in U.S. News

Michele Rayner wants to repeal Florida's marriage equality ban.

From St. Petersburg, Democrat representative Michele Rayner, who is the only lesbian serving in the Florida legislature, is launching into a battle for equal marriage.

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