David Richardson

Gay Rights
4:42 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

New Gay Lawmakers Bring Pride To LGBT Community

State Rep. David Richard is a Democrat from Miami Beach. He was also the first openly gay state legislator to be elected into office.
Credit MyFloridaHouse.gov

From the News Service of Florida

With the U.S. Supreme Court considering same-sex marriage, President Barack Obama re-elected on a platform that included it, and the first openly gay lawmakers taking their seats in Tallahassee, gay voters say it's been a winning year.

"We've made a lot of progress, but we still have a long way to go," said Rep. David Richardson, a Miami Beach Democrat, and one of two openly gay lawmakers elected this year – the first in Florida's Legislature.

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