The long wait to see Georgia’s first openly gay male elected to the state legislature will continue at least another...
Three out of four openly gay incumbents in the Georgia General Assembly proved victorious in Tuesday's primary, while gay challengers in contested races were less successful. A lesbian attorney also won a seat on the Fulton County State Court in the July 31 vote.
Gay political advocate Ken Britt fell short in his bid for State House District 56. With 88.46 percent of precincts reporting, Britt has 34.62 percent of the vote, compared to 65.38 percent for "Able" Mable Thomas, according to unofficial results from the Fulton County elections office.
Both Britt and Thomas are Democrats and the winner of today's primary will get the seat because there is no Republican opponent in November.