As reported by the Associated Press, Newt Gingrich has won the South Carolina primary.
The third election in the 2012 Republican primary, seemed never to be in doubt. Multiple TV news organizations called it for the former House Speaker right after the polls closed at 7 pm , EST.
According to AP, former Gov. Mitt Romney came in second. Rick Santorum, an ex-senator, is third, and rounding the four man field is Rep. Ron. Paul.
The four candidates, who now will head to Florida for a 31 January primary, are not known for their pro-LGBT positions. Santorum wants Don't Ask, Don't Tell to return. Gingrich supports a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Only Paul, a libertarian, has expressed any type of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality.