Maine Rep. Comes Out

There’s officially more out members of Congress (now seven in the House, plus Sen. Tammy Baldwin) than members of the fabled Singing Senators Quartet. Maine Democratic Rep. Mike Michaud announced he is gay in editorials running in newspapers across Maine on Monday, writing that there was an attempted smear campaign against him that forced him to come out. “Allow me to save them the trouble with a simple, honest answer: ‘Yes I am. But why should it matter?’” Michaud wrote. Michaud is running for governor in 2014, and he would be the first LGBT governor in the country if elected. There’s a campaign slogan for you right there.