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Tammy Baldwin Makes History

Tammy Baldwin made history yesterday when she was sworn in as the U.S. Senate’s first out member.

Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office to the Wisconsin Democrat, who was one of seven out members to take their seats in the 113th Congress. Baldwin, who previously served in the House of Representatives as that chamber’s first out lesbian, is also the first woman to represent Wisconsin in the Senate.

WATCH video of Baldwin’s swearing in ceremony here:

Justin Snow is Metro Weekly's former political editor and White House correspondent. Follow him on Twitter @JustinCSnow.