On Wednesday, Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown (D) was sworn in as governor, following a abdication of John Kitzhaber amid an ethics scandal. Brown, 54, was a state authority for 17 years before being twice inaugurated secretary of state — Oregon doesn’t have a major governor, so that put her subsequent in line for a tip job. And she is now a initial plainly bisexual administrator in U.S. history.
“Advocates for a LGBTQ village — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and odd or doubt — cheered a milestone,” says Maria L. La Ganga during a Los Angeles Times. “Libertarian-leaning Oregon — magnanimous in Portland, regressive elsewhere — mostly yawned.” Though Brown, who is married to a man, has sparked some seductiveness in a often-overlooked “B” in LGBTQ.
“I don’t consider anybody cares” that Brown is bisexual, Bob Moore, a Republican pollster, tells a LA Times. “The whole thing seems irrelevant to me. But what does it meant to be a bisexual and married? What does that mean?” Watch Brown take a promise of bureau below. —Peter Weber