From the Deccan Herald:
Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii has created history by not only becoming the first Hindu ever to be sworn in as a member of the US House of Representatives, but also being the first ever US lawmaker to have taken oath of office on the sacred Bhagavad Gita.
This is all sorts of awesome. Christianity has had a monopoly on American politics for far too long. Not that there is anything wrong with being Christian–within reasonable boundaries, of course, since there IS something wrong with being a fundamentalist Christian–but it’s great that we’re getting some different representation in our most powerful institutions.