Covey_2 On Tuesday, voters in Ferndale, Michigan, a 22,000-person suburb of Detroit, elected Craig Covey their new mayor. Covey, who is gay, is the first openly gay mayor in Michigan's history.

But really, he says, it's not an issue at all:

The newly elected and openly gay mayor of Ferndale said being gay is no longer an issue in city politics....

"Ferndale has demonstrated how to be successful in these new times, using smart-growth policies, diversity, inclusion and a walkable downtown," Covey said Wednesday.