Rep. Tina Kotek, D-Portland, speaks at the signing of Oregon health care bills, House Bill 3650 and Senate Bill 99, in Portland, Ore., July 1, 2011. Oregon House Democrats are expected to select Kotek as the nation's first openly lesbian speaker today, another milestone following an election that brought a series of victories to the gay community.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

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Rep. Tina Kotek, D-Portland, speaks at the signing of Oregon health care bills, House Bill 3650 and Senate Bill 99, in Portland, Ore., July 1, 2011.  Oregon House Democrats are expected to select Kotek as the nation's first openly lesbian speaker today, another milestone following an election that brought a series of victories to the gay community.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
Rep. Tina Kotek, D-Portland, speaks at the signing of Oregon health care bills, House Bill 3650 and Senate Bill 99, in Portland, Ore., July 1, 2011. Oregon House Democrats are expected to select Kotek as the nation's first openly lesbian speaker today, another milestone following an election that brought a series of victories to the gay community.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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