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Rep. David Cicilline is the fourth openly gay member of U.S. Congress

The Washington Blade reports:

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) was sworn in Wednesday, becoming the fourth openly gay member of the 112th Congress and only the seventh out gay person to serve in the House.

He joins gay Reps. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.), who were reelected in November.

?I am thrilled to be the next congressman from Rhode Island?s First District and so grateful to the members of the LGBT community who supported my campaign,? Cicilline said on election night. ?I look forward to going to Washington and fighting for the issues important to all of us ? creating good jobs, protecting Social Security, working to fight global climate change and, of course, fighting for full equality for our community.?

Via The Washington Blade