Maggie Hassan has become the only female Democratic governor currently serving in the nation. She will take over for Governor John Lynch in New Hampshire, and will basically put an end to any attempts to overturn same-sex marriage in that state. Emily’s List stated about Hassan that “We’ve just scored a major win for New Hampshire women and families — Maggie Hassan will be the next governor of the Granite State and the only pro-choice Democratic woman governor in the country.”
Hassan was one of the people who helped to pass same-sex marriage in the state. Her victory denies the Republicans, who ran Ovid LaMontagne, the Governorship.