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Equality news round-up: ENDA, LGBT election news, and more

ENDA Marriage equality

Virginia state seal– Think Progress has a round-up of LGBT election news from yesterday:

Annise Parker (D) has been reelected to her third and final term as mayor of Houston, Texas.

– Seattle, Washington has elected its first openly gay mayor, state Sen. Ed Murray (D).

– All told, of the LGBT candidates endorsed by the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund, 53 candidates won, 24 lost, 3 are still too close to call, and 3 are heading to December runoffs.

– Voters in Royal Oak, Michigan upheld an LGBT nondiscrimination ordinance that had been passed by the City Commission back in March.

– Meanwhile, voters in Troy, Michigan rejected a comeback from former mayor Janice Daniels, who was recalled last year for making several homophobic comments.

– President Obama has weighed in on the Illinois marriage equality bill’s final passage.

– Final passage of the Employment Non Discrimination Act (ENDA) in the United States Senate is expected this afternoon. Metro Weekly looks at the plan to pass the bill in the House.

– Ken Cuccinelli, who ran for Virginia’s governorship on an anti-LGBT platform and who recently asked the Supreme Court to reinstate Virginia’s anti-sodomy law, lost the election yesterday to Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe.

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