Gay News Today: Bits and pieces of everything gay. LGBT wins big on Election Night, Marriage Equality Passes becomes legal in Maine, Maryland and Washington, Openly Gay Senate Candidate Elected (VIDEO)

Racking up more than 660,00 retweets so far, a tweet from Barack Obama reading “Four more years” sent last night at 8:16 pm quickly became the most popular tweet of all time, surpassing tweets from Justin Bieber, TJ Lang, Floyd Mayweather, and Kim Kardashian.

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“This is a landmark election for marriage equality and we will forever look back at this year as a critical turning point in the movement for full citizenship for LGBT people,” he said in a press release Tuesday night. “Voters in Maine came to the common-sense conclusion that all people deserve the ability to make loving, lifelong commitments through marriage.”

Though France would become the 12th country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage if the bill passes, the country of 60 million people would become the biggest so far in terms of economic and diplomatic influence.

Polls show a majority of French support gay marriage, but it has divided the country’s left and right, with lawmakers from the conservative UMP denouncing the Cabinet approval Wednesday.

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