Former Utah lawmaker Jackie Biskupski on Tuesday became the first openly gay mayor of Salt Lake City, The Associated Press reported.
Biskupski won 52 percent of the vote to defeat two-term incumbent Ralph Becker, who showed no reaction and later congratulated her on her win. He vowed to help her in the transition, according to The Associated Press.
The victory comes in a conservative state where the Mormon church and a small town judge delivered setback to the LGBT community.
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"Today is not just about making history," Biskupski said. "It is about people. It is about affecting change."