"I'm running not to be a gay mayor, but a great mayor.... But I'm very cognizant, very aware that I'm the first openly gay mayor of a major American city. That's a real honor."
Sam Adams, who became the newly elected mayor of Portland, OR, by a large margin. The city has a population over 500,000, and the state added a 2004 constitutional definition of marriage as between a man and woman. A court of appeals has just recently upheld the constituionality of the ban on gay marriages. (The Oregonian)