Jimmy Carter: Well I think the entire population of America has come tremendous strides forward in dealing with the issue of gays. And I would say that the answer is yes.
At present there are only 3 openly gay Representatives: Tammy Baldwin, Barney Frank, and Jared Polis. Incoming David Cicilline from Rhode Island will make 4. We have not seen an openly gay Senator elected yet, and I would think that would happen before an openly gay President. But then, the Senate is not exactly diverse now even with President Obama having been elected.