Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, first Congressperson to officially describe her religion as “none,” is sworn in not on the Bible, but on the document she’s actually supposed to be protecting and upholding—the Constitution.
Edit: She’s also the first openly bisexual Congressperson. (via eyesdriftskyward)
[Fun fact: James Madison remains the only president to take his oath of office on a book of laws, rather than the Bible.]
While making no commentary on the religious angle at play, doesn’t it seem like using the U.S. Constitution for swearing-ins makes a lot more sense, as a function of government?
Joe Biden visits DC’s first Costco, buys entire pallet of beef jerky
Theres nothing about this that isnt hilarious
New Hampshire elected its first transgender state representative →
WE HAVE A TRANS* WOMAN IN THE HOUSE. YES. HELL YES.
what a frickin good election
im so proud of my neighbor state :’)
Okay wow, how did I miss this? FOUR FOR YOU NEW HAMPSHIRE. Now all you gotta do is allow gay marriage. =D
i was filled with so much pride & tears in that moment
Can we take a moment to give it up for Tammy Baldwin?
She is now officially the first openly gay U.S. senator.
I’m actually proud of my state tonight.