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Gay Mayor In California Wants U.S. House Seat

Mike Gin is th openly Gay mayor of Redondo Beach, California is pursuing a U.S. House seat to represent California?s 36th congressional district.

Washington Blade reports:

A gay Republican from California could become the first person in a same-sex marriage elected to Congress if he wins a U.S. House seat in an upcoming special election.

Mike Gin, who?s served as mayor of Redondo Beach, Calif., since 2005, said economic and education issues would be his priorities if elected to Congress, but he would welcome any benefit that his visibility as a gay member of Congress in a same-sex marriage would impart to LGBT youth.

?Certainly, we all need role models, and being gay and being married is just a part of who I am,? Gin said. ?If somehow my election would provide some inspiration or maybe help a young person that?s very conflicted about being gay, then I think that?s a wonderful thing.?

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Here’s Mike Gin with his spouse Christopher Kreidel