Dana Nessel had a very important message for homophobic people mad about her recent election win.
After a tight election race, Nessel became Michigan’s first openly gay attorney general on Wednesday (7 November) morning.
The Democrat and former prosecutor won with 48.5% of the vote, compared to 46.8% by her Republican opponent Tom Leonard.
Dana Nessel: ‘Thank you Alanna, I love you’
During her acceptance speech, she began thanking people who helped in her campaign.
She turned to her wife Alanna Maguire and said: ‘[I want to thank] my beautiful wife for sticking with me through all of this. Thank you Alanna, I love you.’
Nessel then addressed the audience: ‘And for all of you out there that can’t handle the fact that I am about to become the first openly gay person to hold state-wide office [in Michigan]…’
She then pulls her wife towards her and kisses her on the lips. The pair also move in for a sweet hug.
The crowd erupts into cheers of support.
Nessel then leans into the microphone and says: ‘That was so obnoxious – but I just had to do it.
During her speech, she also brings a lesbian couple on stage to talk about previous failed attempts at legislating marriage equality in Michigan.
Watch the full speech:
Source: Gay News